An ideal preparation has Latrobe boxer Luke Woods at the peak of his powers ahead of Thursday night's welterweight bout with Queensland's Andrew Hunt.
The 28-year-old came in at 66.3 kilograms during Wednesday's weigh-in, 300 grams under the limit for the division, with Hunt right on 66kg.
Woods said while getting down to the required weight was a tough ask, he believes a long and steady training regime has him in tip-top condition.
"I haven't made 66kg in over two years, but we spread this out over a period of 12 weeks at our fight camp," he said.
"We kept a steady training routine up where we would take a little bit out of my diet each week until we dropped a kilogram a week for the last few weeks, and then I cut my last three kilograms on Tuesday.
"I've been over the moon with how training has gone - it's been a really good fight camp and I think I'm the strongest and fittest I've been at a weigh-in.
"Usually I look more drawn and less muscle-bound, but this time we've got rid of more body fat than usual and got to replace that with muscle mass."
Woods enters the fight, which will be staged as part of a six-fight card at Brisbane's Fortitude Music Hall, with a 6-2 record from his eight professional fights, while the 23-year-old Hunt is yet to be beaten in his seven bouts, registering six wins and a draw so far.
It's been a really good fight camp and I think I'm the strongest and fittest I've been at a weigh-in.Luke Woods
While Woods is confident that his overall experience in the ring can get him through against the fellow southpaw, bookmakers see it very differently, with Hunt a firm favourite.
"Anyone who knows boxing knows the truth in how this fight is going to go," Woods said.
"I'm not being over-confident and I respect this guy a lot, our styles are very similar, but my advantage will be that I am older and wiser than him."
But whoever is the favourite, Woods is certain that his fight with Hunt is the better welterweight contest on the night.
"No-one in Australia wanted to fight him (Hunt) at welterweight and no-one wanted to fight me at welterweight," Woods said.
"I think Thursday night's fight is going to be between the two best and most feared welterweights in the country and the winner should be the best in the country.
"There are two welterweights (Ben Kite and Danny Kennedy) fighting for an Australian title on the same card and neither of them wanted to give us an opportunity at it."
Woods' fight is scheduled to be third on the night, with the event getting underway at 6.30pm (AEDT).