British lightweight Tommy Coyle has revealed that it is hard to distance himself from a potential showdown with Hull rival Luke Campbell later in 2015.
Coyle will undergo a tough examination against former British champion Martin Gethin on Saturday night, but world-ranked Coyle is aware that victory would set him up for a huge fight with Olympic gold medallist Campbell.
The 25-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: "My fight with Luke would be the biggest event that has ever happened in Hull. I am so, so excited about it. Luke and I are quite good friends but I have a job to do and I want to be number one.
"Martin is first and foremost and I have to do a job. The fight with Luke is hanging over my head but I have to do a job on Martin for that fight to remain as big as it is.
"I will concentrate on Martin because he is a tough, tough opponent. He has won a British title, something I have never won before, so I have to be at my very best."
Coyle is competing in his first match since dramatically stopping Michael Katsidis in two rounds late last year.