Charlie Edwards has been reading the stars and they tell him that this time next week he will be the new IBF World flyweight champion.

The 23-year-old Beddington-born boxer takes on defending champion John Riel Casimero at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.

Casimero, a 26-year-old from the Philippines, holds a 22-3-0 record including the IBF World light-flyweight title which he vacated to win the heavier belt earlier this year.

Edwards goes into the 12-round bout on the back of an 8-0-0 record, and he insists he could not be better placed to take his biggest crown to date.

He said: “I am feeling great, I am feeling very confident, I have had an extraordinary camp at MGM Marbella with my coach Danny Vaughan.

“We flew in my strength and conditioning coach, Cameron Gough, we’ve had sparring partners flown in, my brother has been beside me and my team is all there so it has been a solid camp.

“Everything has gone to plan – I have broken fitness levels that I have never reached before – my weight is perfect.

“I could not be in a better place both physically and mentally for this fight.

“I have left no stone unturned and I cannot wait to get in there, do the number on him and announce myself on the world boxing stage.”

He added: “It feels like it has been written in the stars, but I am not overwhelmed that I am fighting for a world title – I am on the biggest boxing show this year and I am not overwhelmed by that either.

“I know what I am there to do, I am there to do my job and I am looking forward to getting in that ring.”

Casimero has fought in seven world title bouts, but that experience is off-set, Edwards believes, because the Filipino has never fought in the UK.

“He is a two-weight legitimate world champion, he is not a walk in the park – but I have been boxing for 12 years, and it has all been leading to this – this is my time, and I intend to take it with both hands,” Edwards said.

“He flew in on Sunday night at 9pm, he had a 14-hour flight and there is an eight-hour time difference.

“Now he has to make weight all week, and he has to do the public work-outs – everything is in my favour.

“We have studied him, watched his fights – we now what we have to do, there is a game plan, an A plan and a B plan if things go wrong, but I don’t see him beating me.”

The public weigh in takes place at the indigo at the O2 Arena on Friday from 12pm, and the fight will be on Sky Sports Box Office.