Tommy Collins will be looking to pick up where he left off as his professional journey picks up pace with a seventh pay-per-view contest.
His story continues at the Eastside Rooms, on Woodcock Street in Birmingham, as part of a fight night on Friday (September 30).
The popular 23-year-old from Northfield brings his Brummie fan base with him and is backed by his first TKO as a professional from his previous outing.
“Tommy Gun” knocked out Chris Addaway in just one round in their six-round clash, a huge right hand deciding questions, with one minute and 47 seconds on the clock.
This took Collins to 6-0, with an early finish behind him, with the full six rounds previously accumulated when he won over Des Newton earlier in 2022.
His remaining professional bouts were a quartet of four-round victories over Paul Ducey, M.J. Hall, Clayton Bricknell and Vitaly Maksimov after his debut in 2019.
Collins has had a solid amateur career under Tom Cheney at Hall Green Boxing Club, amassing 66 wins from 76 bouts.
He has won 17 regional titles in national competitions and was a national finalist in the England Youth Tournament in 2016, while also representing his country at youth level.
He said: “I’ve been staying in the gym since the last one so it’s only taken me a five-week training camp to get fit again and I’m feeling really good.
“It’s fight No. 7 now, so all I want to do is go 7-0, put on a master class and give the Tommy Gun Barmy Army something to shout about again.
“My professional career has gone very fast, and that’s even taking into account the time off due to the pandemic. If it hadn’t been for that, I would have been 12-0 or 13-0 by now and in for the title.
“I would jump for the title tomorrow if it was up to me, but I leave those decisions to my team. However, we are looking at what opportunities there are.
“It’s going to be another six-rounder, I’ve gone that distance before and I want to do it in style this time, then it’s time to get back up.
“The sparring with Gavin (Gwynn) was brilliant and I go there every weekend if I can. For me, it’s all learning, and iron sharpens iron.
“I sparred with him in my last camp and then I went and stopped the guy in the first round. I felt much sharper at night and that made a difference.
“It was an explosive first round and it was good to show what I can do. That was a bit of a statement because I rate Chris (Adaway, opponent).
“I quickly did my jab and then the ‘punch’ (top right) and he was out. I was worried because it was a hard knockdown, but luckily he was fine.
“It was great to get a break but I will still be looking for boxing. The point is to hit and not get hit. If there’s a chance for a knockout, I’ll take it, but winning is more important than anything.”
Eastside Rooms tickets are available at £40 standard or £75 ringside VIP with buffet and waitress service, direct from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.