Rising star Danny Dignum hopes a win over Aryee Ayittey this week can propel him towards fights with the likes of Mark Heffron in the near future.
Dignum (9-0-KO5) takes on Ayittey on an MTK Global show live on iFL TV at York Hall on Friday.
Ayittey previously fought Heffron back in October, and Dignum hopes he can beat him in quicker fashion and send out a statement to his domestic rivals.
Dignum said: “Mark Heffron got him out of there in four rounds, and I’d like to get him out there early as well. If I don’t get him out earlier then doing the rounds will give me great experience.
“I believe it’s not long before I start taking on the likes of Mark Heffron or similar opponents like that. Don’t get me wrong, I rate Mark Heffron, but I also believe in my own ability.
“Ayittey got a very good record and I need fights like this for me to push towards titles. It’s a step up but it’s going to bring the best out of me.
“I don’t know much about him but I know he will be tough and strong, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Dignum’s fight can be seen live on iFL TV, and the main event of the show at York Hall on Friday sees Paddy Gallagher take on Freddy Kiwitt for the vacant WBO European welterweight title.
A number of talented stars are also on the undercard, including Dan Azeez, Liam Wells, Siar Ozgul, Jack Ewbank, Josh Adewale, Michael Elliott, Donovan Mortlock and Sultan Zaurbek.
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