Matty Tew is hoping to make it second time lucky as he gears up for his first title fight in London tonight.
The 30-year-old Southampton boxer faces Georgian hitter Ruben Movsesian for the vacant International Masters Lightweight title at the Coronet Theatre.
Tew, left, was due to be having the fight last month but was forced to pull out late on as he was struggling to make the weight.
It was a relief that the fight was made again and has given Tew the chance to ensure he is in top shape for the contest.
Tew’s trainer, Wayne Batten, said: “His attitude to training is never a problem, his attitude in the gym is great.
“It’s just a few little adjustments outside that’s got to be right and hopefully they have all been made successfully now.
“I think it was a misjudgement last time but his weight is good this time round and he’s raring to go.
“His preparation has been good and he’s got the same opponent which has helped.
“Matty knows he might need to go a bit carefully early on and not get dragged into a war as we know this guy can punch, but as long he is sensible and listens then he can come back with a title which he really wants.”
For full story don't miss today's Daily Echo.