If Andy Halder emerges triumphant from arguably the toughest bout of his career tonight he will not be phoning home.
The 32-year-old southpaw has taken a huge risk to try to propel himself back into British and European title contention with a trip to Stuttgart and a bout against the unbeaten Dimitry Sartison.
The Kazakhstan-born middleweight is one of the hottest properties in Germany and Halder is entering the lion's den in a calculated risk.
Halder was beaten by Scott Dann for the British title last year and then saw Darren McDermott wrestle away his Midland Area belt with an explosive performance in Dudley last October.
"The Technician" has since chalked up a comfortable win against Howard Clarke.
But he is taking a seismic step up in class against Sartison.
Halder will need to be in pristine condition for their super-middleweight tussle.
Yet his training schedule hasn't been helped by a tete a tete with his mobile phone supplier.
He was so frustrated by the company's reluctance to replace a faulty phone that he was threatening to stand out-side their city centre shop and explain why to various media outlets.
Suffice to say that this course of action brought about the required results and he has since been able to concentrate before his step into the unknown against Sartison.
His defeat against McDermott was a chastening experience after two years of success, Dann aside.
But the comprehensive defeat handed Halder an opportunity to look deep within himself and he wasn't particularly satisfied with what he uncovered.
The focus and inner drive that had propelled Halder up the British rankings had disappeared and he believes the defeat to McDermott could prove to be a cathartic experience.
"I had got a little bit above myself," he said. "I think everyone goes through that stage. You start to believe the hype about yourself and stop doing what made you successful in the first place.
"It has been a case of back to basics for me and I think I can take advantage against Sartison.
"With his record (14 straight wins) I am sure they think it will be an easy fight.
"If he isn't fully prepared then he will be in for a shock. This is the most important fight of my carer as I want to have another shot at the British title and winning will only help my case.
"The fact that I am fighting at super-middleweight is a bonus as I have been able to bulk up for this fight by eating the right foods.
"I have been sparring with Alan Jones in Aberystwyth so I won't have any excuses and I fully expect to win." ..SUPL: