Rocky Fielding believes a big win over Charles Adamu on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool will show he's ready to move into the world scene.
Fielding defends his Commonwealth super-middleweight title against the Ghanaian, who replaced Liverpool's Tony Dodson for the contest.
And he believes he is ready to mix it with international opposition after 17 unbeaten fights as a professional.
"I think once I get this fight out of the way, and hopefully get the rounds in, then I will sit down with Eddie Hearn and plan things out," said Fielding.
"The British title is something I am up for and I am keen to fight Paul Smith. I would like to know different options like an Inter-Continental title to start getting a world ranking and start getting myself up there.
"I am not saying I am passed British level, I have had 17 fights now and I have won the English, the Commonwealth, nearly everyone I have boxed has been British.
"I would like to start boxing some people now who are good Europeans or International fighters where I can start adapting to that style. But we will see after this fight. If it goes well I can concentrate on what happens next, and if the British is there I am happy to fight for it.
"He (Smith) has to defend the title by the end of May, so that can only be the Froch-Groves rematch card. It wouldn't be fair on the Liverpool fight fans because that fight would be massive in the city, it would sell out the Echo Arena, whereas not everybody would get a chance to see it if it was at Wembley.
"We will have to see what happens and sit down after the fight and see what options we have."
Veteran Adamu has a 21-5 record, with losses to Carl Froch and George Groves amongst them. but has won four fights since emerging from a three-year hiatus last year.
"He comes forward and likes to fight, so I will need to be on my A-game," said Fielding. "I will need to be really focused for it because he has a good 15 KOs on his record, so we know he has a dig on him.
"It is time for me to put on a good show and a good performance but Adamu is a good opponent who has taken people 12 rounds and I would like to get past six rounds because I haven't gone past six rounds yet."