To a large extent, Xander Zayas is viewed as an incredibly talented prospect at 154 pounds, one who could eventually parlay his potential into a world title reign.

Ultimately, his sparkling record and ability to pull fans out of their seats with his eye-catching offensive arsenal, isn’t unnerving to Jahi Tucker. All along, the 20-year-old prospect has been angling for a showdown against the steadily popular up-and-comer.

So far, despite doing his best to become obtrusive to Zayas, a matchup between them doesn’t appear to be on the horizon. With the realization that their paths won’t cross anytime soon, Tucker (10-0, 5 KOs) has come to one succinct conclusion.

“Xander don’t want no problems with me,” said Tucker to

Although he hasn’t gotten his hands on Zayas yet, Tucker issued a loud and clear warning in his last outing.

Nikoloz Sekhniashvili, a close friend and sparring partner of Zayas, attempted to zip the lips of Tucker as the two squared off on April 1st, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tucker’s hubris-filled attitude nearly cost him in the opening frame as he was rocked just seconds in.

To his credit, Tucker regained his composure before out-working, out-dogging, and out-boxing his man. The win may have allowed Tucker to garner new fans but more than anything, he’s hoping that Zayas (15-0, 10 KOs) will step up to the plate.

In spite of his pugnacious attitude toward his budding rival, Tucker knows good and well what Zayas brings to the table. A win in their possible mouthwatering clash isn’t in doubt in Tucker’s mind. However, when it does finally materialize, the 20-year-old believes that fans should kick back, relax, grab a bucket of popcorn, and enjoy the incredible show.

“He’s a really good fighter and I really feel as though if me and him step into the ring, it’ll be a really good show.”