Carl Frampton believes the threat of hard-hitting Nonito Donaire will keep him “on edge” ahead of their April 21 showdown.
Frampton came face-to-face with the dangerous Filipino at Wednesday’s opening press conference in Belfast.
A smiling Donaire was full of praise for the home favourite, in a fight that both boxers have described as ‘make-or-break’.
Frampton is hoping the April 21 clash can act as a stepping stone to a world title shot at Windsor Park this summer.
He is also aware that defeat to Donaire will leave his career at a potential crossroads.
“I think Donaire will bring out the best in me. I will be on edge the whole camp.,” Frampton said.
“He is a hell of a fighter, he’s world class with devastating knockout power.
“I will need to be on it from start to finish, and he will be the only person on my mind during training camp.
“I will be thinking about him a lot in this camp, and that will push me on.