If there is one thing about my mate Josh Taylor that is quite scary, it's that he is far from the finished article - and yet within the next 12 months he could be a global superstar.
This Saturday night, it will be exactly 11 months since his last fight when he unified the IBF and WBA light-welterweight world titles with a terrific win over Regis Prograis. He proved himself to be an elite fighter, but now I believe he can become one of the big faces of world boxing.
Taylor has the skill and the charisma - he's a real character and will get plenty of headlines with some of his comments but, crucially, he has the grit to be at the ultimate level.
That is often the reason some cannot make it to that level, they just don't have the ruthless grit, but Taylor has it - a lot of it. He's a bit of a William Wallace figure, a mad Scot!
He can secure a place in the top 10 pound for pound list with some big fights that his new promoter Bob Arum's Top Rank company will deliver for him.
First up is a mandatory defence against Apinun Khongsong live on BT Sport behind closed doors. His team wouldn't have picked this opponent but he has to take care of business and I'm sure he will.
A lot has changed for Taylor since last year - he has a new promoter, managerial team and coach in Ben Davison. The relationship between Taylor and Ben will be in the spotlight, and sometimes it can take a while for a new team to gel, but I think the enforced break may well have been a plus for their relationship because they've had plenty of time to get to know each other.
I really rate Ben as a coach. He's calm in the corner of his fighters and gives clear instructions. I've also noted how well he does as a pundit when working for TV. Ben is able to pick things up very quickly and clearly explain them. With Taylor he has a world-class, well-rounded fighter who doesn't need a lot of changes, but there will be some things he can add to his game and it will be up to him to make Taylor the finished article.
More than that, I believe Taylor can go on to become rated as one of the UK's greatest ever fighters. When you consider that he has become a unified fighter in just 16 fights, it is quite incredible.
A unification fight with Jose Ramirez for all four belts is in the pipeline, though my gym-mate Jack Catterall will be hoping to change that. He is scheduled to meet Ramirez as his mandatory challenger for the WBO title. Taylor and Catterall would be some fight.
Taylor has to focus on this Saturday night and I can't see Khongsong stopping him taking the first step towards becoming one of the best pound for pound fighters of his generation.
Scoring fights is not always easy but it really came into focus recently when Lou Moret delivered a bizarre card in the WBA world welterweight title fight between Yordenis Ugas and Abel Ramos.
Moret scored it 117-111 for Ramos when Ugas was a winner on the other two cards. Moret is 76 years of age and some suggested that there should now be an age cap on judges. Whether that should be the case or not, I do feel there needs to be more accountability for judges.
At the moment they can judge a fight badly and carry on to the next big night, but it's very different for a fighter. A bad call by an official can mean the end of their career or the last time they find themselves in line for a big pay day. There are no second chances.
The time has come for boxing organisations to get serious about how fights are judged and call officials in to sit through a bout and explain how and why they judged a fight in the way they did. There has to be an explanation for a card such as the one Moret had.
Everyone wants to see standards high and, when careers are on the line, judges have to be more accountable.
I'm very confident that my fight with Jamel Herring will be next and it's just a matter of waiting to see when he is ready to put his WBO super-featherweight title on the line after suffering a cut in his last defence.
I wasn't very impressed with his performance against Jonathan Oquendo. He was facing a guy an inch shorter than me and allowed him to be in his chest the whole fight. But I will not be taking anything for granted or judging Herring on one fight.
It's easy for some to forget that this was the third date for the fight and he had been training throughout that period. Trying to peak for the same fight three times is never going to be easy and it wouldn't surprise me if he was just flat because of the stop-start training he had due to two positive Covid-19 tests.
The main thing for both of us is that we both want this fight and, while the WBO have made Shakur Stevenson the No.1 challenger for the title, I am confident I will get the first shot at Herring.
He has just done a deal with my management, MTK, which is also a big help.
I was delighted to hear that my Manchester gym-mate Chantelle Cameron has been given a shot at WBC world light-welterweight champion Adriana Araujo.
Chantelle has talked about a fight with Katie Taylor and if she can beat Araujo then it could lead to a huge domestic scrap. She can still make lightweight but will be just as strong at light-welter.
I've no doubt she is ready for this step up in class and can then face Katie. Chantelle is as strong as Delfine Persoon, who gave Katie two tough nights, but she is better technically, so it would be fascinating to see how that would unfold.
Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos are two names that most people here have never heard of, but if you want to see an entertaining battle this Saturday night then tune into Sky Sports.
These are the top two cruiserweights on the planet and they are facing each other in the World Boxing Super Series Final.
You have two hard men with plenty of skill and I think it could be a real cracker. It's a tough one to call, but I would go with Briedis.