Just 11 months into his professional boxing career, Daniel Lewis is ready to bring down an opponent nicknamed the Towering Inferno in Las Vegas.
An Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games representative, 26-year-old Lewis (6-0, 4 KOs) has only boxed 26 professional rounds,but he has already inked a contract with heavy-hitting promoters Top Rank.
He's sparred with world title winners Daniel Jacobs and Terence Crawford and on February 23 (AEDT), Lewis will get invaluable international exposure on the undercard of the much anticipated heavyweight rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
The super welterweight fight between Lewis and 22 year-old American southpaw Sebastian Fundora (13-1, 9 KOs) will be seen live back in Australia on Main Event.
"It's unbelievable, it's unreal, it's just a dream to fight over here," Lewis told AAP from Las Vegas.
"I'm just excited to be here and fight on such a big card and I'm signed with Top Rank, so any card they put me on is a massive opportunity.
"We've just turned up to the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas where we're training and Tyson Fury is also training. So we'll cross paths, me and Tyson Fury before the fight.
"He's an awesome fighter and it will be good to meet him."
Lewis has been given a testing assignment against Fundora, who will enjoy a 19cm height advantage over the Sydneysider.
"Everyone says I'm stepping up fast but I feel like it's a good pace for me," Lewis said.
"I've fought 150 amateur fights, all shapes and sizes, so I've got to adjust in the early rounds and I see myself taking him out, chopping him down.
"We've watched a few videos and he has the one basic style. He doesn't use his height to his advantage.
"He loves to fight inside which suits me. I think he's at a disadvantage in this fight."
It's not the first time Lewis has come to Vegas on boxing business, having worked with Jacobs before his middleweight unification bout with Canelo Alvarez last year.
"He's a big puncher so sparring him was a really good experience," he said.
"Then sparring with Terence Crawford ... I've been in there with some of the best pro boxers early on which has got me ready for this."