Daniel Dubois is ready to punish Trevor Bryan for keeping him waiting for his world title shot.
Greenwich’s Dubois goes in with the American champion on June 11 with the WBA world heavyweight championship at stake.
The two men are fighting for the ultimate right to take on the governing body’s super champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Dubois, 24, has been out of action since August when he fought Joe Cusumano in Cleveland that resulted in a first round stoppage.
A vaccination issue prevented him returning to the States to fight again in December and Queensberry Promotions claim that taking another fight after that would have jeopardised his mandatory rights with the WBA.
New Yorker Bryan was granted a voluntary defence of his title against Jonathan Guidry in January, which delayed the ambitions of Dubois (17-1).
“It is about time and I have been waiting patiently for a while,” said Dubois, who held the WBA Interim title after defeating Bogdan Dinu in June. “It has been frustrating so I am glad to get it on, finally.
“I will definitely take it out on him with controlled aggression, that’s what works. I want to go in there to put on a boxing display and make a statement. I have been training pretty much non-stop, I have been in the gym and the other guys have been having fights and I have just been working away, but now it is on and I can’t wait to go out there and show what I am about.”
Dubois will be headlining a show promoted by the Don King, 90. Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson are previous heavyweight kings promoted by King.
“No pressure, it is in Miami and that is the place to be,” said Dubois. “I can’t wait to get out there and put on a show. I am not at all fazed by being the away or home fighter, I am just going to take this opportunity with both hands.
“Those names get you buzzing, you hear them and think ‘this guy is ancient and a legend of the game’. Now we are doing business with him, it’s amazing. It is the way this world works.”