Katie Taylor is determined to avoid complacency in Friday night’s world title unification fight against Rose Volante in Philadelphia.
Victory for Taylor would set up a fight with WBC champion Delfine Persoon in June before a showdown with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano.
“I think the time you get complacent is the time you lose,” said Taylor.
The 32-year-old London Olympic goal medallist could earn her first $1m purse in a super-fight with Puerto Rica’s Serrano.
Volante is also unbeaten and Taylor is not underestimating the threat posed by the Brazilian.
“I think she’s a very, very good boxer – she’s very strong, she has a big right hand and she’s dangerous,” added Taylor.
“I definitely can’t relax in there against her. I know that if I fall asleep against her, she can catch you and she has hurt all of her opponents.
“I think it’s going to be a huge fight, and I think a very entertaining fight, and possibly a very physical fight too, for the 10 rounds.
“I am well prepared for this kind of challenge and I’m looking forward to it.”