“As a champion, I know I have to put on a good performance and show my opponent and the audience that I am the real deal.”

It’s fair to say Knightswood boxer Kash Farooq doesn’t lack any confidence. 

And, with 11 wins from 11 fights and a British bantamweight title, it’s easy to see why.

‘Untouchable’ Farooq’s confidence is by no means unfounded, however, the youngster has been putting in the work behind the scenes, enjoying his ‘best ever’ training camp and even revealing he’s not given himself any time off since his last fight back in November.

The 23-year-old is now set to defend his Lonsdale belt for the second time tomorrow night live on BBC Scotland as he takes on undefeated English champion Kyle Williams at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow.

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Speaking to Post Sport, Farooq said: “I’ve been in camp since December. I haven’t really taken any time off since my last fight, but my preparations couldn’t have gone any better to be honest. I’ve had some great sparring sessions. This is the best camp I’ve ever had which is ideal as it’s for one of my biggest fights to date.

“I was down in Liverpool last month just to throw something different into my training. We went down to Everton Red Triangle Gym and sparred with four good unbeaten opponents. That was a great chance to get 12 rounds under my belt and make sure my fitness levels were up there, which they were. It was good to be able to mix it up and not stick to the same routine.

Clydebank Post: Farooq taking on English champion Kyle Williams in tomorrow night's 'Battle of Britain'Farooq taking on English champion Kyle Williams in tomorrow night's 'Battle of Britain'

“All the hard work is done now. I just can’t wait to fight - especially in front of a packed crowd and live on BBC Scotland.

“I still see myself as a small hall fighter at the moment but getting the opportunity and exposure to box on TV at this stage of my career will only motivate me onto bigger and better things. I’m looking forward to getting out there and showcasing my skills to a Scottish audience. Fighting in packed halls and on TV will only push me to perform to make sure I get the chance to do it all again.”

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Having clinched the title with an incredible first round knockout over Dundee’s Jamie Wilson back in September before defending it against Iain Butcher of Motherwell two months later, Farooq’s bout against Williams will see him put his belt on the line against an Englishman for the first time - something he believes will bring an extra bit of ‘needle’ to fight night.

He added: “The Scotland v England aspect of it will see a bit of extra needle there on the night. I won the title fighting against a Scottish boy and defended it against Butcher who was Scottish. 

“I don’t hate Kyle but he’s coming to my backyard and looking to take my belt so there will be needle there. This is my belt. I look at it like nothing is given to you in this sport, you have to go and earn it.

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 “This is my second defence and I would say I’m even more confident going into this one. I’m more dedicated and hungry than ever. I’m loving everything about being champion from the training to the pressure to defend the title - I really do think Kyle is meeting me at the wrong time.”