Jack Hughes targeting British super-flyweight title
Last Updated: 01/04/18 5:37pm
Jack Hughes is ready for his first title tilt but insists his goal is to try and become British super-flyweight champion.
Hughes dazzled on his last outing, outpointing Gateshead fighter Gary Reeve at Bethnal Green's York Hall to register his third straight win.
That performance has earned the 'West London Warrior' a chance to claim the International Challenge belt against an as yet unnamed opponent, and Hughes hopes the title will be the first of many.
He told Sky Sports News: "It's a title fight, it's a step-up in opponent and it's a step up in rounds because it will be the most amount of rounds I have ever fought.
"But it's also a stepping stone towards bigger things. If I win this it puts me forward towards a Southern Area title shot and if I win that I can get the English.
"Realistically, I think I could fight for a British title one day which is the dream. In my weight class there are only 15 in Britain so the opportunity is definitely there."
Hughes lost to the vastly-experienced Sergey Tasimov on debut in 2016 but avenged that defeat by beating the Estonian when the two fighters met again last summer.
"I lost it but I don't look back on it with any regret at all," Hughes added.
"I'm very grateful for the loss actually because it has made me who I am. It has made me the fighter I am today."