Anthony Crolla will rematch Jorge Linares on Saturday at the Manchester Arena
Crolla will attempt to win back the WBA lightweight title he lost to the Venuzuelan last September in the Manchester Arena in the very same venue.
And the Manchester-born fighter has conceded that the footage he has seen of Linares in action is very impressive.
"Jorge Linares is very, very good on the eye," Crolla told Sky Sports.
Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick watch Anthony Crolla take on Jorge Linares
Sun, September 25, 2016
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney and teammate Michael Carrick have been spotted enjoying a night out at the boxing after coming off the bench in the Red Devil's 4-1 win against Leicester at Old Trafford
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Manchester United stars Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick were spotted enjoying the boxing at the Manchester Arena last night as Jorge Linares defeated Anthony Crolla to win The Ring title
"You see training sessions and clips on social media, I can't compete with flashy padwork like that, I can't do that.
"But there's other things to my game that I feel will go well against that.
"I believe if Jorge comes in looking for the knock-out he comes away from what he's best at, and if he does so I feel it falls right into my hands.
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"If it has to get into a dogfight then I don't mind.
"I think there's going to be a bit of everything in this fight, a bit of boxing, a bit of a chess match, but I definitely see a good fight again.
"It was one of the fights of the year last time and I certainly see us both being better again this time and it being a better fight."
Jorge Linares outboxed Anthony Crolla last time the two met in the ring
Linares has lost just three times in his professional career with 41 wins in total, 27 coming by knockout.
But Crolla was the first man in six fights to go the distance with him despite the Brit taking some fierce punishment.
And the 30-year-old knows he may have to survive through similar tough periods if he is to win back his world title.
"It might go early, it might go inside the distance but I'm prepared for 12 very hard rounds," Crolla added.
"There're going to be times in the fight where I might have to weather a storm and I've got to bite down on that gumshield but that's something I'm willing to do, I'm willing to dig deeper than ever before."