SUPER middleweight Kris Hamilton is prepared for war when he steps through the ropes tomorrow night to face London's Danny Brimstone in the Queensbury Boxing League.
The 27-year-old from Croydon was last in action back in April 2012 when he was edged out during a monumental battle by Sidcup's Tom Dolan.
As Hamilton prepares to take on the tough Brimstone in his comeback outing he is under no illusions that his next assignment will be yet another gruelling encounter.
Brimstone was last in action in the league back in February when he lost on points to Margate's Jason Pile Gray in a titanic struggle. After watching that fightback during the build-up to his return, Hamilton knows it will not be an easy night at the office.
"I watched Danny's fight with Jason who I've also boxed in the league, and I give Danny credit because he showed lots of heart in that fight to come back so well after the knockdowns," he said.
"When I fought Gray it was a really hard fight and at the end of the bout the judges couldn't split us, so I know what Danny has been through and what level he is at so I'm expecting a war.
"Since my loss to Dolan I went away and watched the fight back and looked at all the mistakes I made.
"I've been working on lots of aspects of my game including my defence and going back to basics and the fundamentals, so I'm hoping I can show all of those improvements on the 18th.
"From watching Danny fight I know he's just going to come straight at me and not stop throwing punches for the whole of the fight."
Hamilton's clash with Brimstone will take place in the league's In The Line Of Fire promotion at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel.