As he prepares for an unexpected debut in the lightweight division, Carl Frampton has said this most unusual of fight weeks has been one of his most enjoyable.
The Jackal had been due to face Vahran Vardanyam at super-featherweight, but the Armenian was unable to secure a work permit, forcing a late change in opponent with Darren Traynor now in the opposite corner.
The Scot - who had been training for a number of weeks having been put on standby by Frampton's management MTK - was only too happy to step in, but unable to make the super-featherweight limit of 130lbs, the fight will instead take place at 135.
The upshot is that Frampton is not under the same pressure to lose the extra pounds ahead of today's weigh-in and says he has been able to relax a bit more.
"I've enjoyed this fight week more than any other because I'm doing the weight ok," said the Tiger's Bay man.
"I did 10 minutes on the pads as a bit of a sharpener, but I didn't have to. I'm three pounds over lightweight as it is so all it will take is cut down on a little bit of food and I'll be 135lbs.
"I think Traynor could make 130 and thinks that is an advantage to him, but I'd walk around at 148 or so anyway, so it's done me a favour.
"I haven't had to do a sweat session or do hots baths and things like that, so it's probably the most enjoyable fight week I've had."
Frampton will hope to use tomorrow's fight as a springboard towards a super-featherweight title challenge in November, but for a brief period in late 2018 such a scenario seemed further away than ever.
Having lost to IBF featherweight king Josh Warrington in Manchester, the north Belfast man admitted retirement was in his thoughts but, after some soul-searching, decided to push on in his quest to make history.
The 33-year-old's pride had been hurt in that defeat, but upon reflection he felt is was more to do with a poor night at the office, rather than a sign his star is on the wane so vowed to give it one more push to secure another world title.
"After the Josh Warrington defeat, I was going to retire," he admitted.
"I didn't tell anyone, but it wasn't that I was embarrassed - my pride was hurt.
"When I sat down and reflected on the fight, it was down to a bad performance and me getting it tactically wrong in the first three rounds rather than me being over the hill or on the slide.
"I know I'm a better than the Warrington performance so I decided to give it another go."
The support of wife, Christine, and children, Carla and Rossa, have been Frampton's inspiration over the years and that remains the case but, on a personal level, the chance to create further history by becoming Ireland's first-ever three-weight champion is driving this final push in what has been a glittering career.
Debate has raged in recent years whether he is indeed the best ever to come from these shores, but he wants to remove all doubt and victory against Traynor tomorrow will open the door to make that dream come true.
"My children are a huge inspiration and driving force for me, but I think legacy (is big for me)," he confirmed.
"I think some people argue that I'm Ireland's greatest fighter now, but if I win a third world title then I go down as the best fighter Ireland has ever produced - ahead of Steve Collins, Barry McGuigan, even Katie Taylor or a few others, so that's what I want."