Kal Yafai wants to fight Paul Butler and the Birmingham man has told the Ellesmere Port star he will beat him and prove he's Britain's best super-flyweight.
Yafai's immediate priority is beating Dixon Flores this weekend for the vacant WBA inter-continental belt, which he hopes will put him in line for a shot at WBA world champion Kohei Kono.
But the unbeaten 27-year-old, who claims Butler pulled out of a British title clash last year, insists he would have no problem getting in the ring with Butler or Irishman Jamie Conlan, who looks set to face Butler at some point in the future.
"None of my British rivals want to fight me,” said Yafai, the current British champion.
"I want the Butler fight and I know that I would win it. Those two will probably fight each other now but, let’s be honest, that’s only to find out who is number two behind me.
"I believe I’ll be a world champion in the summer and even though they don’t want to fight me now, I am happy to give them a shot."
Last summer promoter Eddie Hearn won the purse bids for a fight between his man Yafai and Butler, however the Great Sutton native accused Hearn of playing games.
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Butler, who hadn't fought for the British title since beating John Donnelly to win it back in November 2012, said at the time: "Eddie Hearn likes to humiliate you and goad you into taking a fight, but it’s not happening, no way.
"I’m not going down that road. I won the British title in 2012, why would I step back down to that level now to fight someone like Yafai for the same amount of money I can get for beating a Mexican guy in five rounds?
"If I fight him it will be for a world title. A fight between me and him would be worth a lot of money at that level. If he wants to fight for a world title, fine, let’s get it on."
Butler suffered his first professional defeat when challenging Zolani Tete for the IBF super-flyweight crown but has bounced back with three straight stoppage wins.
He claimed the WBO European super-flyweight title against Silvio Oltenau before Christmas and defends that belt for the first time at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday, March 12.
Butler's promoter Frank Warren, a rival of Hearn, said last month he believed Butler was ‘on the cusp’ of becoming a world champion for a second time.