Tom Brennan has set his sights on the Midlands super welterweight title as the culmination of his pro boxing journey.
He will next feature at the H Suite in Edgbaston, Birmingham, on the Sunday afternoon of February 13, as part of a show staged by BCB Promotions.
Brennan just wants to get busy again as he prepares to go into his fifth paid bout, with two wins and two losses registered so far.
His pro debut came in 2019 with an over-the-distance win against the heavier Mac Pemhiwa, seeing him off by a point for a 39-38 points verdict.
He then went up to Scotland and jumped into a six-round clash with Paul Kean, with the future WBO European title challenger widely outpointing him by a 60-55 scoreline.
It was much closer when Brennan took on Michael Hennessy Jr, son of promoter Mick, in another six-rounder, with Hennessy having his hand raised by a 58-57 points tally.
He would not box for over a year after, but got another run-out under his belt last October, taking on Paul Cummings, where he notched a 39-37 points success.
Brennan was led into battle for the first time by Ameen Khan, who trains him at the Truth Boxing Club (MTK Gloucestershire).
The 29-year-old, who lives in Dumbleton, Worcestershire, also has his own gym, the Barn Boxing & Fitness facility in Clanfield, Oxfordshire.
That will take up more of his time when he hangs up the gloves himself, but he’s determined to first have a crack at area glory, with Kyle Haywood currently in possession of the belt.
Brennan said: “I’ve had two dates go amiss, in the past year, which have stopped me from being further on in my career as I would like to have been.
“I ended up without an opponent on one show, because of Covid, and then I managed to pick up a niggle, when I was out running, the week before another.
“I only got one fight in, last year, but I was reasonably pleased with it. My opponent was tall, awkward and game, so I got a decent test from him.
“I’d never been cut before, he caught me with an overhand right and I had a nick above my right eye. I didn’t panic, but I had to be careful for the rest of the round.
“My corner did a good job on the cut and I got through it. I was a bit annoyed with myself, for switching off when he landed that shot. It’s a bad habit of mine that I need to get out of.
“We’ve worked on that, in the gym, and I’ve had some great sparring since, against some really good lads, who are at a higher level than I am.
“I feel like I’m not anyone’s opponent, I’m investing in myself and that means not doing anything that isn’t right for me. I’m taking boxing very seriously.
“Getting a shot at the Midlands title is my end game, that’s my goal and what I think I’d be content with. It’s the target that I’ve set for myself.”
Tickets for the H Suite bill are available now, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.