DAEGU (AFP) - Olympic champion Dayron Robles Friday predicted a "spectacular" 110m hurdles at the world championships as the three quickest men in history prepare to face off in a mouth-watering race. The Cuban will be in a three-way fight with fierce rival David Oliver and Chinese superstar Liu Xiang for the title in one of the most keenly anticipated events in Daegu, South Korea. "There are many athletes of a great level in my event. There are David Oliver and Liu Xiang. I'm also there. I think it'll be spectacular," said Robles, who holds the world record of 12.87sec. "When you have a number of high-class athletes you can force it more, run faster and prepare more. Everyone wants to win," added Robles, who said he dreamed "each day" of breaking his own record. US star Oliver said the 110m deserved its top billing at the world championships, adding: "We've got the three fastest people ever in the event time wise. "It's cool that we're in the spotlight. We'll just go out there and perform like we normally do and give the fans a great show," he said. The US star said he was unsure whether the South Korean fans would witness a new world record but predicted a fast race with the stellar field on show. "I just want to make sure I go out there and try to win the gold medal. Nobody ever remembers times. "If that happens (the world record is broken), that's great. With that field out there there's a lot of capable people," Oliver added. "I feel pretty good, you know. Ready to go out there on Sunday and have a couple of good races. I've been looking forward to this, gearing everything towards this championship since we finished the USA trials," Oliver said. The only hurdler to clock a sub-13sec time this season is Oliver, timing 12.94sec in beating Liu (13.00) in an early-season Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon. But the solidly built 29-year-old American has otherwise had a patchy season, losing in his four other Diamond League races to Robles (twice), Liu and US team-mate Jason Richardson. Oliver, who went through the 2010 season unbeaten, denied he was nervous ahead of Sunday's 110m heats, saying he was used to taking on his two main rivals and knew them well. China's Liu, the 2004 Olympic champion and former world record holder, is once again eyeing the record as he continues his comeback from the Achilles injury that caused him to limp out of the 2008 Olympics. "Perfecting and meticulously handling the details, making the right adjustments to my rhythm and smoothly running the race are all the things that top world competitors must do," Liu said.