Tommy Collins will be gunning for glory and a title pursuit in the super lightweight division after undergoing a third six-rounder.
His next outing comes at the H Suite in Edgbaston, Birmingham, when BCB Promotions host another Friday fight night this week (on March 24).
Unbeaten Collins, from Northfield, has an ardent throng of Brummie fans that will follow him to the fight venue, where he’s targeting an eighth pro win.
The 23-year-old least featured in September, going to the final bell with late replacement Georgi Velichkov, who was a compact target for most of the proceedings.
‘Tommy Gun’ has also defeated Des Newton over six, with his subsequent clash against Chris Adaway scheduled for the same distance, only for Collins to stop him in a round.
He’s also outpointed Paul Ducie, MJ Hall, Clayton Bricknell and Vitalii Maksymiv in four-round action, since turning pro in 2019.
Collins, who is trained by his father Dean, now has prizes in mind having picked up accolades during his amateur career, which was spent with Hall Green Boxing Club.
On top of 66 victories from 76 bouts, he won 17 area titles in national competition and was a finalist in the 2016 England Youth tournament, also representing England at youth level.
He’s keen on a crack at the Midlands super lightweight crown, which is still available after a match between Ben Fields and Ben Vaughan was scrapped.
Collins said: “I’m looking forward to getting back under the lights, in front of the ‘Barmy Army,’ and putting on a classy performance. That’s where the value is for me.
“The target is to get six solid rounds in, but a few people have questioned my punching power and I’ve proved them wrong. I know that it’s there, if the chance comes along.
“I had a foreign opponent, last time, who came in at short notice. He was quite tricky and a bit of a spoiler, but my punch selection was good and it was a decent performance from me.
“I’ve done six rounds twice now and anybody on the circuit knows that my fitness is never questionable. In fact, I’ve got the 10s and 12s in me!
“I was supposed to be out again in December, but it fell through and, hopefully, this will be a busy year. I’m 7-0, so titles are on the horizon.
“I want to get this one out of the way, so I’m 8-0, go back to the drawing board and have another look at some of the names and opportunities that are out there.
“There are a few things that I can go for and it would be nice to take the traditional route, starting with the Midlands title. It’s still vacant, I believe, at super lightweight.
“I’m chasing titles and it’s all about getting into the mix. I’m in the fight game and I want to go as far as I can. I’ll keep on trying to reach that level.”
Tickets for the H Suite bill are available, priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.