Glenn Foot can’t wait to step foot on one of the biggest boxing stages of 2015 this Saturday.
The Sunderland fighter challenges for the British and Commonwealth welterweight tiles when he faces Sam Eggington at the Manchester Arena.
That mouth-watering championship double would be the headline attraction at the majority of shows.
But not this time. The Sky Sports show is a real Eddie Hearn-produced spectacular, featuring two world title fights and an appearance by great British heavyweight hope, Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Crolla makes a dream return to the ring after the nightmare after suffering serious injuries tackling burglars at a neighbour’s house.
The Manchester man challenges Darleys Perez for the Colombian’s WBA lightweight title.
Bury’s Scott Quigg defends his WBA super-bantamweight strap against Spain’s Kiko Martinez.
And Eggington v Foot is not a bad confrontation either for a mammoth crowd to enjoy.
Eggington is making the maiden defence of his Commonwealth belt, while the vacant British crown is also on the line.
“It’s a fantastic show to be boxing on,” said Foot. “With two local Manchester lads, Scott Quigg and Anthony Crolla, fighting in world titles, the atmosphere is going to be brilliant.
“It’s a real top card and it’s on Sky Sports, so I can’t wait.
“Fighting on this type of show is the real deal and a chance for me to show what I can do.
“They have Eggington down as something special, but we’ll find out how special he is on Saturday.”
With Matchroom expected to come to Newcastle in the autumn to showcase Bradley Saunders, there is scope for an appearance for Foot on North East soil, should he bring the belts to Wearside.
It’s a tough assignment against the in-form and busy 21-year-old, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands.
Eggington, known as “The Savage”, has won six in a row, five by stoppage.
The Marley Pots favourite told the Echo his training camp could not have gone any better.
Foot has been pounding the streets of Sunderland doing his roadwork and working hard in the East Durham College gym, in Peterlee, with coach Dave Binns.
“I’ve had a good training camp,” said the 27-year-old.
“Dave is a top coach and it’s gone great in the gym and I’ve done loads of sparring.
“I’ve done stuff with the lads in our camp, plus sessions with Darren Richardson, Craig Dixon and Basi Razak. It’s all been good sparring and now I just can’t wait to fight.”