The vast majority of boxers claim to be happy just days prior to their latest bout but you can take Jason Cunningham at his word.
The Woodlands bantamweight could hardly sound more relaxed prior to the biggest fight of his career to date – Saturday’s clash with Scott Gladwin for the vacant English title at the Dome.
“The build-up to this fight is the happiest I’ve been in boxing,” he told the Free Press. “Everything has gone so well, the weight is bang on where it should be.
“But more than any of that, I’ve really enjoyed it.
“I’m bringing that title home on Saturday night and it’s going to be just the start for me.”
The 24-year-old ‘came home’ late last year when he signed with promoter and manager Stefy Bull after spending most of his boxing life operating out of Hull.
He said: “I’ve got to give so much thanks to Stefy because he’s gone through every step with me.
“He’s dieted and trained alongside me all the way and that’s helped massively.
“Sparring has been top class. I’ve been in with Gavin McDonnell, Paul Butler and Rendal Munroe which has been great.
“I want to thank all the people that are spending their hard earned money coming out to see me on Saturday night. Ticket sales have been brilliant.”
Also on the bill, Denaby Main light middleweight Adam Jones goes after his first professional title when he takes on Tom Knight for the British Masters Bronze strap, while Scawthorpe super middleweight Luke Crowcroft will step up against the experienced Harry Matthews.
Doncaster fighters also set for an outing include Thomas Harty Jnr, Connor Nixon, Mickey Davies, Josh Morgan and Aston Jolly.