By Brendan Bradford
Sydney boxer Jack Brubaker promises to right the wrong of his entertaining draw with Ty Telford in May with a convincing performance against Danny Kennedy on the undercard to Tim Tszyu's fight with Dwight Ritchie on Wednesday night.
Brubaker and Telford's 10-round epic will take some beating as domestic fight of the year, but 'Gelignite' Jack says he was off that night and is itching to turn it around.
"I had three opponent changes in the last three weeks - I was fighting, then I wasn't fighting, fighting again, then not fighting," Brubaker told Sporting News after weighing-in on Tuesday afternoon.
"It was just a rollercoaster of emotions and to be honest, when Ty stepped in, I didn't even look him up.
"I just thought he was another guy - didn't even think about the fight until I stepped into the ring.
"I learned my lesson, you grow from it and even at my worst I was in a fight of the night.
"At my worst I'm still the most dangerous fighter in Australia, so just wait until you see me at my best."
Now, with a full fight camp behind him, Brubaker says his mind is completely focused on Kennedy.
"At my best, when my mind's on the job - which it is - I'm switched on and I'm looking forward to tomorrow," he said.
"I'm not going to make the same mistakes I made in my last fight of rocking up, not being switched on and thinking about other things.
"There's nothing on my mind except fighting and getting that win.
"He's the ugliest guy I've ever got that close to. I don't know if he's already been in a 10 round fight today, but he's going to get another beating tomorrow night."
Brubaker was keen to rematch Telford immediately, but says he didn't hear back from the 21-year-old when his team sent over the contract.
Despite the result, which halted a two-fight winning run since his controversial TKO defeat to Kris George in 2017, Brubaker says he learned a lot about himself against Telford.
"That first round, I had the head demons, I was flat, my feet were heavy and I had no power," he said.
"It was just mental toughness that got me through that fight.
"When my physical body gave up, my mental toughness and my willingness to get through it and win got me through that fight.
"I dug real deep, which just shows the champion I am and when I'm switched on, I'm unbeatable."