Queensbury regional Cruiserweight title contender Luke Hills says he is the fittest he has ever been, as he prepares to climb through the ropes this weekend in Essex for the biggest fight of his life.
The 25-year old personal trainer from Kent will compete for his first league title this Saturday night, when he collides with Rainham's Brett Menzies for the League's vacant Regional Cruiserweight title. And Hills, who originally thought he was boxing in September, believes the extra time preparing will only benefit him when that first bell sounds.
"By the time the bell rings I'll have been training for nearly ten weeks, so I'll be fully prepared for whatever Menzies throws at me, and in this one I'm happy to win on points, but if the knockout comes, it comes. said the Crayford banger.
"Previously I was doing a lot of weight-training to build up my strength, but for this one I've been doing a lot of core fitness work. I can't tell you how hard it's been but it will be worth it on the night.
Hills has yet to taste defeat in his short Queensbury career, and is leaving no stone unturned as he prepares to meet the dangerous Menzies.
"In preparation for this I've been getting some great sparring in with fellow Queensbury boxers Matt Hilliker and Chris Jones to make sure I'm more than ready. Matt lost to Brett back in February but when I watched it back I thought Brett got a bit lucky.
"Since then this has been the fight I've wanted, and I can't see anything but a victory for me on the night".
"I've got an army of friends coming to support me as it's such a big fight, and I won't let them down."
Hills versus Menzies takes place this Saturday night at the Mayfair in Chadwell Heath, Essex, and for ticket availability contact the box office on 0203 751 8599.