David Price believes his Portugal training camp has put him in peak condition as he pursues another knockout night against Matt Skelton.
The Liverpudlian heavyweight has produced fireworks throughout 2012, claiming stoppage wins over John McDermott, Sam Sexton and Audley Harrison, and he hopes to end the year in style with a knockout of Skelton.
But Price remains full of respect for his battle-hardened foe and has left the comforts of his hometown to prepare for the British and Commonwealth title clash on 30 November.
"I went to Portugal because the fight was so soon after the Audley Harrison bout," he said.
"I needed a change of scenery because I was going straight back into camp. It has been refreshing and exactly what I needed.
"I have had some good sparring with Danny Price and John McDermott. I am more or less there and ready to do a number on Skelton.
"I only had a week off after the last fight so it was a case of maintaining what I had already done in the gym in the weeks previously.
"I have trained for four 12 round fights this year which is good because I have been busy.
"Although the first three fights haven't gone the distance the training camp takes it out of you and I will welcome a month off over Christmas."
What will the outcome be of David Price's fight with Matt Skelton?
Price wins in rounds 1-12
Price wins on points
Skelton wins in rounds 1-12
Skelton wins on points