Carl Frampton won't be dwarfed by Jamel Herring as the pint-sized puncher vows to topple the man from near the Big Apple.
The Belfast boxer is hoping to become the first three-weight world champion from Ireland and just the fourth UK fighter to ever achieve the feat.
The former super-bantamweight and featherweight world champion takes on WBO super-featherweight title holder Herring tomorrow night in Dubai.
Frampton faces a big challenge – quite literally – as he gives away a five inches in height and seven in reach against Herring, who grew up in Coram in New York state.
But there is no small-man syndrome here for the 5ft 5in Northern Irishman despite being towered over by Herring at Thursday's final press conference.
He said: “Looking at the height of him didn't make me hesitate once about the fight.
“I have this mad thing in my head, I don't know what it is, I don't know how small I am until I see photographs of me.
“If I'm standing beside someone I don't feel like I'm outsized that much. I don't feel outsized by people until I see a photo and it is the same here.”
Frampton, who reigned as WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion and WBA featherweight king, has been sparring southpaws Jack Catterall and Alex Dilmaghani to prepare for Herring.
And he believes his experience of beating bigger men before will help him.
The 'Jackal' said: “I fought a guy called Raynell Williams from America as an amateur, he was f***ing massive.
“Even guys like Kris Hughes (who Frampton beat in 2012), a southpaw, he was the same height as Herring but not as broad or filled out.
“Herring is going to be the biggest guy I've ever faced but I've always sparred big guys in my whole career.
“I've been in the ring with some big f***ing men.
“This is something that gets me excited rather than putting the fear of God in me.”
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Frampton will follow in the footsteps of Bob Fitzsimmons, Duke McKenzie and Ricky Burns in becoming a three-weight world champion from the United Kingdom.
But as he hails from Belfast he can also become the first from Ireland to ever win world belts in three divisions.
Frampton added: “I would never have thought I would get this chance for history.
“It will be such a special moment for me, my family and for everybody who has helped me along the way.
“I am saying a dream but it was never a dream, it is only something I thought about the last couple of years.
“It's f***ing mental to have this opportunity.”
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