Birmingham born boxer Tommy ‘Gun’ Collins is set to return to action next month in Sheffield.
He is eager to kick on his professional career, after not being in the ring since his unanimous decision over MJ Hall on the 8th February 2020.
Collins said: “I am desperate to get back in the ring after my 15-month layoff and I can’t wait to get back to winning ways.”
The pandemic has been the main reason for his lengthy spell out of the ring, as many smaller boxing shows are heavily reliant on ticket revenue.
Collins has full confidence that he will be ready and can put on an entertaining show for the fans on the night.
His training camp has already begun at the fitness factory gym with trainer and father Dean Collins.
The 23-year-old said: “Training is going really well, so I hope there will be no ring rust when I get back in there.
“Even through the pandemic I have been staying in shape and kept up my training because I haven’t really had to change my camp massively, it has just been little tweaks.”
Collins will be hoping to improve his professional boxing record to 3-0 and continue his climb up the professional ranks.
He is aiming for 3-4 bouts this year to fast track his professional experience and make up for the time he had out of the ring.
Collins said: “I come up with a pro style and being around professional boxers and trainers has helped me transition into the pro game.
“Obviously there is still loads to learn and that will come with experience.”