After Phil Sutcliffe Jr suffered an injury, Tyrone McKenna was concerned he would have to face an sub-standard replacement opponent on June 30th in Belfast.
However, last week it was confirmed that the unbeaten Super-Lightweight will face Jack Catterall on the Michael Conlan card, live on BoxNation.
"In this case I got a fight that's 10 times bigger than the original. It's always great. I'm very, very excited," he told the BoxNation Podcast.
"I know how good Jack Catterall is but I believe in myself and know how good I am. I believe it's going to make for an exciting fight."
Catterall is a former British Champion, and recently re-captured the WBO Inter-Continental belt so he has a lofty world ranking.
This year the Chorley talent has been linked with fights against Terry Flanagan and Ohara Davies, and McKenna thinks he may already be looking past this bout.
"He's a solid boxer. He's slick. No one gives him credit for how good his head movement is. He is very good, but I believe in myself and believe I have the attributes to beat him.
"I think he may be semi-overlooking me a bit. If he is, that might be his downfall," warned the 28-year-old. "I don't think I'm a fighter than should be overlooked - I'm a 6ft1 southpaw. I can box but I like to fight as well."
Mick Conlan tops the bill in his highly-anticipated homecoming bout, with the likes of Jono Carroll and Paddy Gallagher also in action.
"It makes his show even bigger," he said referring to the Catterall addition. "It excites the Belfast fans even more. Ireland people always love fighting English people don't they? It's in my home country, my home city, it's on a massive show."
Also on episode 27 of the BoxNation Podcast, WBO World Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn talks about facing Terence Crawford and Lewis Pettitt says he would stop boxing if he loses to Raza Hamza on June 23rd.