'I've got to keep climbing ladder'
BOXER Zak Collins says he is feeling fitter and stronger with every fight.
The St Paul's light welterweight, 23, is part of a three-strong show at Goole's leisure centre next month, including light welterweight Cameron Stevenson and Beverley heavyweight Vinny Collingwood, also of St Paul's.
The boxer boasts a 100 per cent record since turning pro in January, after a five-year absence from the sport, having not lost a single round.
In his last outing he out-pointed and outclassed Jason Nesbitt to record a 60-55 win.
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Training twice a day, six times a week, he is determined to move up the ladder and fight for titles.
"When I came back in January, it was like I was starting again," he said. "It feels like I am improving with every fight and getting stronger.
"I have got to keep climbing the ladder.
"I see myself on the bottom rung at the minute and I want to climb higher.
"The ultimate aim is British Champion – that's why I came back to the gym.
"I have been at St Paul's since I was eight so coming back here was the only choice."
Collins says he is feeling fitter and stronger and his record in the ring has seen his confidence rocket.
"After the last fight I had five days off then went straight back into training," he said.
"With every fight I am getting stronger and I have not lost a single round yet as a pro' fighter so my confidence is through the roof.
"I'm fighting six two minute rounds but I can do more.
"I could have fought 12 rounds in my last fight.
"I didn't want to stop punching."
Next month's fightcard is the first professional boxing show in Goole for more than 20 years.
Collins said: "It is going to be amazing, I can't wait. It is only a small place and people will be rammed in – the atmosphere will be great.
"This one will be a bit more pressure I think, as everyone is there for me," he said.
"Even though I have boxed all my life in Hull, there is nothing like fighting in your back garden in front of my own fans."
Collins will be in action with Stevenson and Collingwood at Goole Leisure Centre on November 2. For tickets call 07500112191.