WITHAM boxer Tom Ansell is ready to step up his professional career to move closer to his dream of fighting in a title bout.

The 25-year-old, who works as a personal trainer at Witham Leisure Centre and has a perfect record of four wins from his first four bouts, is set to have his fifth outing in the pro ranks when he fights at the Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness on October 6.

Ansell doesn't know yet who his opponent will be, but he is expecting a step up in the quality of opponent as well as battling over six rounds rather than the four he has had in his previous four professional outings.

The most recent of those was at York Hall in Bethnal Green in June when the Witham boxer scored a points victory in his super lightweight fight against Fonz Alexander and he is looking forward to getting back in the ring next month.

He said: "I'll be at a new venue, which is one I don't know too much about, but other fighters who I've spoken to say it's a great place.

"It will new a new crowd and a different experience, which is what I want.

"Wherever it is, though, the ring is the same size and I'll stick to my game plan.

"This fight is all about me stepping up from four to six rounds and I'm expecting a step up in the quality of opponent as well.

"It could be someone who is more experienced, like Fonz Alexander was, but I'd expect it to be someone who has more wins under their belt.

"If a knockout comes then it comes, but I just want to box well and I want to show that I'm a classy fighter."

Ansell said he had been working hard in the gym since his last fight and had been honing his technique in preparation for his latest outing.

He added: I've been doing a lot of work on my footwork.

"People know that I have the power to hurt opponents, but I've been working on getting my positioning so I can use that quicker and more decisively."

The Witham boxer said he is hoping to continue his winning run to move closer to a potential title bout next year in the super lightweight division.

"I feel that is the best weight for me to challenge for titles at," he said.

"I get get down to that weight comfortably and I feel that is the category that I can win titles at.

"I'm stepping up now by moving to a six-rounder and I'd like to get another one in perhaps in December and after that move up to eight rounds with either a title eliminator or a title fight next year."

Ansell thanked sponsors Food One Consultancy, BD Electrical Contractors, Hermit at Red Coats pub, Red Lift Hire, Nick Ansell PT, Simcotts Building Contractors, BTG Management and Top Guard UK for their help in his fight preparations.

He also gave special thanks to Complete Physio and Fitness in Witham.

Tickets for Ansell's fight in October - costing £65 or £35 - can be bought by contacting him on 07854 115766 or via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.