Dennis Hogan has learnt from Jeff Horn's failings as he prepares to pinch Jaime Munguia's world title belt in the unbeaten Mexican's own backyard.
The April 13 bout in Monterey will be a stern test for Irish-born, Brisbane-based Hogan, who will concede 10cm and 11 years to his Tijuana opponent.
But the 33-year-old, trained by Jeff Horn's coach Glenn Rushton, is confident he can inflict a maiden professional loss in what will be Munguia's fourth WBO Junior Middleweight World Title defence.
"Supremely confident; I'm not going up there to make up the numbers and I don't even care that it's in Mexico," he told reporters on Tuesday.
"I'd do it in a field in Russia on a cold day.
"This is my time, I can feel it ... I'm going to be world champion in next few weeks and of that I'm certain."
Hogan's team fought hard to bring the fight to Queensland, but the long haul flight doesn't scare him after taking notes from Horn's Las Vegas defeat to Terence Crawford last year.
He will depart for a two-week training camp in Los Angeles on Friday before continuing to Mexico with the "good vibes" necessary to pull off the upset.
Hogan said the pre-fight camp in the United States came after Horn's advice to extend the experience as long as possible.
"I'm going to be lifting higher than I've ever lifted before," Hogan said.
"I'm going to need a good vibe and good recovery and I feel certain of (having) that.
"We developed a game plan after maybe June, July last year ... it's all inside, locked in the brain and I'm just doing it every day."
Australian Associated Press