Brymbo boxer Aron Canning is relishing the biggest fight of his nascent career when he faces Welshman Jamie Ambler next weekend.

The 30-year-old heads into his third professional bout in Stoke on June 9 looking to build on last year's impressive victories against Andy Neylon and Yorkshireman Darren Snow.

To preserve his unbeaten record Canning now has to overcome the experienced Ambler, who is ranked third in Wales.

The Aberystwyth fighter boasts an 86-fight history and counts world champions Tony Bellew and Martin Murray among his previous opponents.

Ahead of light heavyweight bout, Canning said: "This is a massive step up for me in terms of the challenge, but I'm massively looking forward to it.

"Ambler's a tough customer and has been around a long time with a lot of fights behind him against some quality boxers in his career.

"It's a big challenge, but it's definitely a step in the right direction for me.

"My preparations have been tough and I've pushing myself harder and harder to get myself ready. There’s been a lot of intense training along the way with a lot of pad work but no injuries this time, which is positive.

"Every bone and muscle is aching right now, which is the way it should be at this stage, but come the night of the fight I'll be in the best possible condition.

"It feels like all of the hard work has been done now and I'm fully focused on the fight.

"I've got my unbeaten record and a winning streak to look after and that's something I'm proud of and worked hard to achieve.

"So I want to protect it and come away with what will be the biggest win of my career so far."

The bout sees Canning return to the King's Hall venue in the Potteries where he'll feature on a seven-fight card.

And the Welshman hopes that success on the night could forge a pathway to an eventual title fight next year.

He said: "That's the challenge for me now - to try and get my name out there and put myself in the frame for a title shot further down the line.

“I want to be up there competing for belts. That’s what we’ve been talking about and that’s the ambition for the long-term.

"Ticket sales are important at events like this so it's important that boxers promote themselves a bit and try to bring a bit of a following along with them to fill some seats.

"Hopefully we can get a good crowd there behind me and I can do the business on the night."

Tickets for the event are still on sale with bus travel available from the Rollers Arms in Southsea.

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