After hearing the news that I would be fighting world super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring, I took a moment to ponder just what that meant - and it gave me goosebumps.
For some time I have said that to face Herring for the chance to become the first Irish boxer to be a three-weight world champion would be very special but then it dawned on me that apart from that I would be only the fourth fighter in the history of British boxing to be a three-weight champion and then when you look down the list of global boxers who have enjoyed that achievement, it's mind blowing.
A win over Herring would allow me to join a list of fighters that includes such legends as Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao among others and the other British fighters to have won titles at three different weights are Bob Fitzsimmons, Duke McKenzie and Ricky Burns.
When turning professional I couldn't have dreamed of fighting for world titles in three weights but now it has been confirmed and I'm very grateful to the work of my management team MTK.
The fight with Herring had been talked about for some time but then word came through that the World Boxing Organisation had said that No.1 challenger Shakur Stevenson would have to wait for his chance. That was only fair because Herring was entitled to a voluntary defence and the fight had originally been agreed to take place in the summer but then the pandemic came along and changed all that. The winner of our fight will have to face Stevenson within 90 days.
It's now a question of when and where the fight will happen and I am aware that Jamie Conlan of MTK and Top Rank boss Bob Arum want to bring it to Belfast, whether that is in December or January. If it can happen in the SSE Arena then that would be the icing on the cake. Las Vegas and the bubble at the MGM Grand is also a real possibility. We just need to see if we are allowed fans in the SSE Arena, that would seem to be the key to bringing it to Belfast.
This fight with Herring means so much to me for many reasons; I don't want to have that losing feeling ever again, I hated to see how it affected my family and friends never mind the way it hurt me but also I want to have a win like this for my coaches Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis.
Jamie and Nigel made me fall in love with boxing again when I joined them three years ago and they deserve to have a world title-winning night with me and I will do everything it takes to make that a reality when I come face-to-face with Herring.
Jamie and Nigel also made me understand that boxing is not everything and that family comes first. In the first part of my career I lost sight of that. I know you need to be selfish to be at the top in sport but looking back I found myself stuck in the wrong mindset to such a point I didn't even come home for funerals. I regret those moments but that was a very different set-up to the one I'm in now.
Once things settle down for me I'll make the trip across to Manchester to start preparing for the fight and that will include meeting up with my nutritionist Marcus who must know what he's doing because he's the head man at Aston Villa who recently thumped Liverpool.
I want what they've been eating.
By the time the fight does come around I'll be close to my 34th birthday so it really would be an amazing win for a middle-aged man!
Every so often a fight comes along that grabs the attention of the whole boxing community and this Saturday night we have one of the most highly anticipated of the year when Vasyl Lomachenko faces Teofimo Lopez.
WBA/WBO lightweight champion Lomachenko has already secured his place as an all-time great and IBF champion Lopez is one of the most exciting, hard-hitting fighters on the planet which means everyone is expecting something very special.
Lomachenko has been called 'The Matrix' and many believe that his unique style is one that cannot be overcome but if there is one man at lightweight who can make such a breakthrough it's Lopez because he is a fresh, hungry fighter who has exceptional ability. One thing we know for sure is that we will find out a lot more about Lopez whether he wins or loses. So far in his unbeaten career he has mainly had everything his own way but that won't be the case against Loma.
If there is a way to beat Loma then I would say the blueprint is found in his loss to Orlando Salido in their WBO world featherweight title fight. Salido roughed him up, put pressure on and took Loma out of his rhythm. The fact Lopez is the natural lightweight is in his favour but those suggesting that Loma showed some weaknesses in his fight with Luke Campbell are rewriting history. Campbell boxed better than expected but I always felt that Loma could move through the gears when he wanted.
It's going to be fascinating to see how the fight unfolds and it seems bizarre to me that BT Sport and Sky Sports have not picked up the fight because for me, during this whole Covid time, it is the most exciting match-up so far. Fite.TV have got the rights and are charging £9.99, which is a great price.
I really believe this will be a fight to remember and one that could see both men hit the canvas, but ultimately I see Loma winning on points.
The debate over what will be the fight of the year would seem to be over following the amazing brawl between Jose Zepeda and Ivan Baranchyk last weekend.
Zepeda and Baranchyk had eight trips to the canvas between them before the former landed a left hand in the fifth round to end it. It was five rounds of madness with NINE knockdowns. I've never seen a fight quite like it and it really is one that no boxing fan should miss out on watching.
The only disappointing aspect was there were no fans in the arena. It was probably the one time that having no fans in the arena due to Covid really hit home.
One of the most exciting fighters on the way up in the UK is Joshua Buatsi and I was very impressed with how he came through a tough fight with Marko Calic last weekend.
Calic was a good opponent, a tough guy, and after four rounds I had it even but Buatsi showed that he could dig in and find another gear.
I really like that when he has a man hurt, he goes for the finish in a clinical manner. He has a great style and is a sound guy.
Buatsi really does look like the real deal and I can see him fighting for a world light-heavyweight title in 2021 - and I wouldn't be surprised if Calic came back to win a European title.
My gym-mate Chantelle Cameron lifted the WBC world light-welterweight title last weekend and she is now on track to have a very exciting career.
It wasn't the most exciting fight against Brazilian Adriana Dos Santos Araujo but Chantelle did what she had to do and controlled the fight from start to finish.
Araujo had missed the weight and she was clearly a lot heavier but Chantelle boxed really well and our coaches Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis deserve a lot of credit for how they have developed her to this point.
She will hopefully be out before the end of the year and then hopefully she can get the big fight with Katie Taylor in 2021.