DP Carr has made his intentions very clear ahead of defending his Southern Area super-featherweight title on next week's #MTKFightNight - defeat Dean Dodge, and then challenge for the English title.
Unbeaten fighters collide as Carr (11-0-1, 4 KOs) faces Dodge (9-0-1, 3 KOs) at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday 19 February, live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank, and worldwide on IFL TV.
The fight will also serve as an eliminator for the English super-featherweight title, and Carr plans on taking full advantage of the opportunity.
Carr said: "I'm going to get this win over Dean Dodge, and then I want the English title next. Ever since I won the Southern Area belt, the English title has been on my radar.
"There have been some other names mentioned about fighting for the English title, and I believe I beat any of those. I'm going to put my mind to it and make sure I retain my Southern Area title against Dean Dodge, and then win the English title.
"Dodge will come for a bit of a fight, which is lovely for me. I like it when they come at me and have a go, because that's where they will leave themselves open and I'll make them pay, so we'll see how this one ends up."
The challenger from Somerset, Dean Dodge, has his own ideas however, and is fully incentivised to become the first ever professional boxing champion from his hometown of Yeovil.
"This fight is what dreams are made of. My aspirations in this game are to win titles and box on big platforms. I want to win the Southern Area title, then go on to fight for the English belt. I believe I have an exciting style that is good for tv and I’m never in a boring fight," the 27-year-old 'El Diablo' said.
Both fighters are unbeaten with one draw apiece on their otherwise perfect records. Champion 'Cannon' Carr, 31 from Sidcup, was held to a draw by Scott Moises (10-11-3, 2KOs), which added up to a four-fight unbeaten streak for the two-time Southern Area title contender from Norfolk; and challenger Dodge was tied 38-38 with Zambia's Mwenya Chisanga in just his third pro bout, almost three years ago now.
Joining Carr and Dodge on next week’s huge card, Sean McComb and Gavin Gwynne meet for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title, Darren Tetley and Samuel Antwi collide for the vacant English welterweight title, Pierce O’Leary fights Irvin Magno, Mark McKeown takes on Brad Daws, Paddy Donovan returns, and Mohammed Sameer is back in action.