Rob Hunt has vowed to make all of his experience count when he gets back on the title trail with a battle for the belt next month.
Stafford’s Hunt will make the trip to Stoke-on-Trent to compete at the Kings Hall in the main event on Friday, 13th July.
The eight-round British Challenge welterweight title will be on the line when he takes on the unbeaten Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies.
They headline Errol Johnson’s Black Country Boxing Promotions offering, on a show which has been titled ‘Danger Zone.’
Former Midlands champion Hunt is planning to call on all of his know-how, as a 12-year pro, to get his hand raised.
The 32-year-old will box for the 32nd time, looking for a 25th win. He’s been beaten five times and has drawn twice.
Davies, aged 25, will slug it out for a strap he won in April, outpointing MJ Hall. He’s racked up five wins from five bouts as a boxer, all over-the-distance.
The former kickboxer, from Tividale in the Black Country remains involved in his former calling, too, and still works as an instructor at Oldbury’s School of Black Belts.
He’s registered for the sweet science ‘Stewart Davies’, using his middle name as his first name as there’s another Ryan Davies in the paid ranks.
Hunt is now gunning for his ‘0’ and feels there is still more to come from him, after a storied career that started with his debut in 2006.
He said: “I still feel young, I’ve been sharp and strong in the gym and I’m still ambitious. The long-term target remains something national, like the English title.
“I haven’t boxed in nearly 17 months, I had big fights fall through on me and then I had a problem with my Achilles.
“Most of my wars have been coming in the gym, but the camp has been a bit different for this one. We’ve been working on a few things.
“I’ve been using my head and my footwork a lot more, then using different combinations to get a lot of punches in. I’ve got the height advantage over Davies and the jab to go with it.
“He hasn’t got the experience I’ve got and that will show on fight night. I came from a kickboxing background, but I gave it up when I was 17.
“I’m the one taking the risk, because I’ve got the big record and losing to him won’t look good on me, at all, but I’ve watched him box and I’ve seen weakness that I feel I can exploit.
“I can retire tomorrow and be proud of what I’ve done, but I always fancy one last push at something even better. I still believe it can happen.”
The undercard features Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme and a graduate of Orme Boxing Club, who won a British Challenge crown in his last outing alongside Frank Warren signed signed CJ Challenger
Tickets, priced at £35 standard and £60 VIP ringside, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Rob on 07769 254 545. Alternatively, contact any of the boxers on Facebook.