Scotstoun boxer Ahmed Ibrahim says his scheduled bout for the Scottish super-lightweight title at the Lagoon Centre in Paisley month will the biggest fight of his career.

Ibrahim is set to face unbeaten Livingston fighter Martin Taylor on the undercard of Hannah Rankin’s historic world title bout on Saturday, June 15.

The ‘Black Assassin’ boasts a record of nine wins and one draw from his 12 professional fights and has taken former WBA and WBC international champion Ohara Davies the distance in a narrow decision loss, but the 26-year-old reckons the chance to fight for the Scottish crown on the undercard of a world title fight will top the lot.

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“I’m delighted to finally have it all confirmed,” Ibrahim told Post Sport: “I’m buzzing for the chance to fight for the Scottish title on a world title fight undercard. It will be a massive night for Scottish boxing with Hannah topping the bill so it will be good to be able to be a part of history.

“This is definitely the biggest fight of my career. I’ve been trying to fight for a title for the last 18 months now and was unfortunate to miss out on the chance in October so hopefully all goes well this time. Everything is looking good right now and I’ve been training well so I’ll be ready to go on the night.”

On the night, a familiar face in 33-year-old Taylor, 6-0, will be standing in Ibrahim’s way with both fighters sharing the same management company and gym.

Fighting under Sam Kynnoch’s stable, Ibrahim revealed the pair came close to arranging a sparring session in the past.

But, despite not managing to sort that session out, Ibrahim knows Taylor will be a big step up for him from his most recent bouts.

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“This is definitely a step up in terms of my last few fights,” he said. “I’ve been in with big names before but Taylor is a move in the right direction right now.

“I am in the same gym as Taylor with Kynnoch Boxing and was supposed to spar with him a while ago but it never came about for one reason or another. I have seen him fight on a few occasions, though, and I know he’s a tough boy. I know he isn’t going to hold back but I’m just making sure I’m ready for anything he can throw at me. It should be a good fight.”

And while Ibrahim, like every professional boxer, is adamant that all of his focus is firmly on his upcoming bout, he is fully aware that there could still be a possible Celtic lightweight title shot with undefeated Welsh champion Gavin Gwynne after their scheduled meeting earlier this year was postponed.

“After this fight, it’s a case of getting straight back to the gym,” Ibrahim added. “I need to wait and see what my management team have planned for me, but there is some talk of the Gwynne fight for the Celtic title being rescheduled.

“I’m not sure when that would be, but I’m definitely interested in that one.”