Adrian Granados wants to "humble" Conor Benn when the pair face off on Saturday for the first night of Matchroom Boxing's Fight Camp series.
The veteran has fought 32 times at pro level, and brings a wealth of experience that Benn will likely not have seen much of during his 18-fight career.
Essex fighter Benn is one of the most exciting prospects in British boxing history, and has emerged from the shadow of his father; the legendary Nigel Benn, with every next win.
But he faces a stern test in Granados, who fancies sending a message to Benn on route to an eventual world title shot of his own down the line.
“I want to beat Conor Benn and get closer towards a World Title shot of my own," Granados said. “I’m not worried about whatever Conor Benn is saying.
"He’s saying he’s going to stop me, he’s saying he’s going to do this and do that, you know what? I don’t talk, I just show up, and that’s what I’m going to do.
“Confidence is good - that’s what we all have. I’m a confident fighter. I’m confident in my abilities. I just don’t talk the way he does.
"Some of the things he said about me, it’s like, ‘alright boy you’re going to find out now’, don’t be talking all that mess because you’re going to get humbled real quick."
The pair will square off at Matchroom Boxing headquarters in Brentwood on Saturday night in front of a small crowd in the first fight on the promotion's new deal with DAZN in the UK.
Benn is one of the sport's big name youngsters, and will fancy his chances of getting past Granados when he steps into the ring for the 19th time this weekend.
“I’m going to have to stop him because I’m fighting England’s new golden boy in England," he continued, implying that a decision would never go his way. "I’ve got to stop him.
"I know everyone was impressed with his fight with Samuel Vargas but he just kind of jumped on Sammy and Sammy wasn’t expecting all that.
"It was a great win for him, but I’m not Samuel Vargas."
Granados added that while he respects the Benn name, it's mostly due to the achievements of his opponent's father, who was a legendary world champion in his day.
The elder Benn was a two-weight world champion who held a fearsome 83.3% knockout rate during his career which saw him win the belt at middleweight and super-middleweight.
But he feels that the youngster isn't ready for the level of competition that he will prove to be on the night, having stepped into the ring with world champions like Adrien Broner and Danny Garcia/
“I’ve asked questions of much better fighters than Conor Benn and I’m not coming to the U.K. to make up the numbers," Granados said.
"This is a big opportunity for me against a fighter I know they’re hyping to be the next big thing.
"They’ve made a mistake in picking me - this is a big moment for me and I’m taking it.”