Frankie Gavin admits he's heading to the "last chance saloon" for this weekend's fight with French dangerman Renald Garrido in Birmingham.
The 31-year-old is fully aware that his career will be at stake when he faces Garrido on the undercard of Kal Yafai's WBA super-flyweight title defence against Suguru Muranaka this Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
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Gavin returns to the scene of his last setback against Sam Eggington, an eighth-round stoppage loss in October, and cannot afford another slip-up against Garrido, who holds a victory over Bradley Saunders.
"I'm heading to the real last chance saloon now," said Gavin. "I'm in a gym with a lot of fighters and that's good for me - it's keeping me on my toes and hungry.
I want a big fight next, so I need a good performance on Saturday to prove that I can still win massive titles.
"I want a big fight next so I need a good performance on Saturday to prove that I can still win massive titles.
"Garrido is a good test for me, he always comes to win and he's dangerous, so I need to be on my guard."
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Eggington is also in action on the undercard as he challenges Ceferino Rodriguez for the European welterweight title, while Gamal Yafai takes on fellow Birmingham man Sean Davis, and Rio Olympian Josh Kelly is targeting his second professional victory.
Watch Kal Yafai vs Suguru Muranaka on this Saturday's Birmingham bill, from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 2.