Dennis Hogan believes opponent Tim Tszyu isn't in his class ahead of a bout that gives the winner a shot at the WBO super-welterweight title.
The 36-year-old Irish-born Australian is shocked at the betting odds heavily stacked against him, and is eager for another shot at a title he says should have been his in 2019.
Hogan (28-3-1) was fuming after the judges in his WBO Super Welterweight title fight in Mexico favoured the home town boxer on two cards with a draw on the other.
He feels he's shown more than enough to suggest he will beat Tszyu (17-0-0) at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on March 31.
"If anyone wants to make a few quid, that's all I can say," he said of taking the odds on him to defeat Tszyu.
"It's mind-blowing you know, that's what happens when all the hype is on one person - it just causes tunnel vision towards that person."
"He's not as good as me. I've got more skills, I've got more everything and I just fully believe I'm the better boxer."
The winner of the fight is in line for a shot against WBO super-welterweight champion Brian Castano.
There is belief in the Hogan camp that fighting in Australia will also rule out any judging controversies.
"It's not Mexico ... I'm an Australian citizen so you know I've chosen to come and live here. I love this place. I don't know why they wouldn't give me a fair decision," he said.
"This is the number one position in the world to get the title back that we spoke about in Mexico - should have been mine, so I'm all in for this.
"This is my whole life, and I'll be taking this seriously, I won't be just doing silly things, I'll be going in there to get a great win. And I'm gonna make him look average, completely average."
Hogan also had a dig at Tszyu, saying the so-called 'power' he possesses is all show, as his previous bouts were against lighter opponents.
"Two of his best and most recent wins have been over people that are genuinely of a lower weight category," Hogan said.
"He's more of a counter-puncher and he didn't put a scratch on Jeff (Horn), regardless of how the fight went down.
"Something inside me has opened up and I just can't wait for this fight ... I'm fully confident in my abilities and I know I'll get the win here."
Australian Associated Press