If everything goes to plan 2014 will be the year Isaac Lowe comes of age.
Morecambe’s undefeated Westgate Warrior landed in the south of France on Monday to train under the tutelage of Peter Fury, trainer and uncle of Lowe’s good friend Tyson Fury - the resort’s heavyweight hope.
But that’s just the start of the 20-year-old’s plans over the next 12 months, with the possibility of a title fight on home soil and a tilt at British honours to come before the year is out.
And Lowe hopes more than ever people in the district get behind him as he looks to do Lancaster and Morecambe proud.
“It’s going to be a make or break year for me but I can give you a 100 per cent guarantee that I’m going to get to where I want to be,” said the 6-0 featherweight.
“No one’s going to stop me.
“There’s no one in England or the world who can beat me at my weight.
“I’m not just being big headed, I’ve believed it from day one.
“It’s not just for me, it’s for Lancaster and Morecambe.
“If I win belts, they’re not just mine, they’re for everyone.”
The bid for titles starts with his trip to Cannes to train not only alongside Tyson Fury but also the Morecambe giant’s cousin, heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury, and former world title challenger Eddie Chambers, the newest member of team Fury.
Lowe will have just over a fortnight on the Cote d’Azur before he returns to the UK to watch Tyson’s return to the ring at London’s Copper Box Arena on February 15.
“Everyone knows me and Tyson have been mates for many years and he’s always asked me go along and train with him and Peter,” Lowe said.
“Bob (Howard, of Lancaster Boxing Academy) has looked after me since I was a kid and just after a Christmas break I thought it was time to try a new experience.
“I’ll be training with top-class people, it’s good to be around that environment.
“And I won’t be able to see anybody, there’s no distractions and there’s no excuses. I can go over there and not only get to 100 per cent fit but 150 per cent.
“I’ve seen the top-quality sparring that’s going on over there. It makes you want to train 10 times harder and that can bring me on even more.”
It will serve as ideal preparation for Lowe’s toughest test to date, against the durable Ian Bailey at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on March 29.
The 29-year-old from Slough has shared the ring with some of boxing’s hottest prospects including Carl Frampton, Kid Galahad and Lee Selby.
And last time out Bailey took new Commonwealth Featherweight champion Josh Warrington the distance as he challenged for the English belt in September.
“It’s a big step up for me and will be an interesting fight,” said Lowe.
“He’s fought a lot of big names and gone the distance with most of them.
“So if I can get him out of there it’ll be a real statement.” It is a fight that could act as the perfect platform for a title fight on home soil, with promoter Steve Wood close to finalising a VIP Promotions show in the district.
And headlining the first professional boxing show in Lancaster for nearly 20 years could just be the start of things for Lowe.
“I’m just waiting for a show to be announced in Lancaster,” he said.
“That will be my first title fight and I’ll be topping the bill.
“To go over to France get my head down and get stuck in for March and get ready for the big one in Lancaster, by the end of the year, who knows, I might be fighting for the British title.
“You never know.”