Collins is keen to prove a knockout
ZAK Collins is planning to make a name for himself when he fights in front of the television cameras in Hull on December 8.
The 23-year-old St Paul's welterweight will make his fifth professional appearance at the Sports Arena, on Walton Street, as part of the James DeGale show.
With a capacity crowd expected and the national glare on Hull, Collins has an opportunity to impress.
After starting to make a name for himself locally, the Hull-based boxer from Goole is plotting his path to the boxing big time.
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He told the Mail: "I guess I am unknown at the minute after just four fights, but this is my chance to make sure I am not unknown anymore.
"This is my time to shine and that's what I intend to do. There is no external pressure on me at the minute because I'm coming through, but I am putting pressure on myself for this fight because I want to make the most of this opportunity."
Undefeated so far in his blossoming career, Collins' appearance on the DeGale bill will mark his second outing in as many weeks following a victory against Julius Rafael last Friday.
His 60-54 points victory against a more experienced opponent maintained his record of not yet dropping a single round in his pro career.
Controlling the bout from the start, he came close to stopping Rafael in the second, fourth and fifth rounds.
Contesting six, two-minute rounds, Collins found his ascendency halted each time as the bell rescued his opponent.
It's a frustration he hopes will not feature at the Sports Arena when he competes over three minutes for the first time.
"I train for three-minute rounds and I could easily go eight rounds like that, but so far I've only had fights of two-minute rounds," added Collins.
"On Friday, I thought I was going to get a knockout but I needed that extra minute to finish the guy off.
"Maybe we'll see a knockout on December 8."
Tickets, priced from £30, are available by ringing 07500 112191.