BRITISH Masters title challenger Sean Lewis has whipped his body into prime condition despite having just five weeks' notice for the fight.
The 24-year-old takes on Chris Truman in Birmingham on Friday night for the vacant welterweight belt after stepping in as a replacement for gym-mate Lee Quinn.
Quinn injured his shoulder and so the opportunity to face Truman was passed onto fellow Birkenhead Venture fighter Lewis.
Trainer Sean Trodden says Lewis has knuckled down in order to beat the clock and get into fighting shape.
"Sean's manager Damian Jones came to us on the off chance that Sean could step in," explained Trodden.
"We agreed but have not had much time to prepare, only about five weeks.
"But Sean has taken the bull by the horns and this is the hardest I've ever seen him work.
"He is on fire and we're confident he's bringing the belt home."
Lewis heads for Birmingham tomorrow for the weigh-in before returning to the second city for Friday night's fight.
"Sean has the bit between his teeth," added Trodden.
"We've been watching a lot of Truman on the internet and we've seen him a few times before.
"We know what he is going to be like. Truman is going to be non-stop and relentless.
"We have brought in sparring partners to replicate that and have built our game plan around that.”