GLENN BODEN says he's ready to establish himself as a major force when the popular lightweight makes his debut at the Effingham Park Hotel, near Crawley, at the end of November.
The talented 26-year-old from New Addington first laced the gloves at eight, and has racked up an impressive record during his time representing New Addington ABC, competing alongside gym mates Gareth Gardner and Steve Orford.
Both athletes have already established themselves as major stars in the Queensbury Boxing League, and now Boden, who has yet to taste defeat since leaving the amateur ranks after boxing on a number of smaller promotions in London, believes he has all the skills necessary to emulate their title success to become a champion in his own right.
"I'm really looking forward to making my debut in the league on November 24, and I really feel I'm ready to make a major impact on the shows' lightweight division," said Boden.
"I've been to a number of league shows at the Effingham Park Hotel and watched Gareth and Steve compete, and it's a fantastic venue and the shows are one of the best in the country.
"With it being filmed for British Eurosport, a good performance could see my fight televised which would be a big boost for my career and help build my profile.
"I think the Queensbury fans will really enjoy my style of boxing.
"I'm an aggressive power puncher, and my family have nicknamed me the little Ricky Hatton, so come fight night I'm going to make sure I produce the goods and throw my name into the mix for a title shot next year."
The show will be the final stop on the league's busy 2012 season of boxing, which has seen a number of Croydon-based boxers rise to prominence over the year on its events. And with the league's lightweight division wide open at the moment, Boden can look forward to an exciting 2013 if he can come through with the win.
For further information on the Edge Of Greatness event and see to see the full line-up of action, visit their website at www.queensburyboxing.co.uk
SUTTON-BASED boxer Lee Westley was victorious over Martyn Emmett last Friday in a second round stoppage.
The fighter, who trains out of Fight Knights Boxing Gym, Green Lane, Morden, travelled to Cheltenham for the bout and was a comfortable winner.
His record is now six wins out of six and he will be boxing again on Friday, December 7 in Tolworth on the WCBO show, where former world champion Tim Witherspoon will be doing an exhibition bout.