CONAH Walker believes he’s transitioning into a long-haul fighter as he prepares for his second six-round contest in succession.

Walker has yet to complete his first year as a professional, but is lined up for his sixth bout over that time period.

He next features on BCB Promotions’ Sunday Service show at the Venue, Dudley high street, on July 28.

The 24-year-old welterweight has five wins, with two stoppages, and stepped up from four rounds for his last outing when he ended Nathan Bendon's unbeaten record in May with a narrow 58-56 points win.

‘The Wolf,’ from Wolverhampton, has set himself the target of becoming the Midlands champion, a mantle which Kaisee Benjamin currently possesses.

The Black Country prospect will have a boxing legend leading him into battle, as he’s coached by two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.

Walker is a graduate of Merridale Boxing Club in his home city and left the amateur ranks with a record of 30 wins from 33 fights.

Glories in the vest included two national titles in the England Development Championships and a run to the national semi-finals of the England Elite competition.

He said: “Camp for this one has been wicked, perhaps the best one that I’ve ever had. I’ve put the hours in and I’m at 100 per cent.

“I’m up in Hyde during the week at Ricky’s gym and I’m training two to three times a day, then keeping my running up at weekends.

“You don’t play at boxing, so I can’t be half-hearted with my training. I’ve had a wide range of sparring, with some good lads, so I’m feeling sharp.

“I’ve got another six-rounder now and I want to put on a more polished performance this time. That’s my incentive.

“I’m expecting to be out again after the summer and I want to come back with an eight-rounder. After that, it won’t be long before I’m ready for a Midlands title shot.

“I’m confident we can get that sorted out and I’m more than up for it. After that, there’s no going back, so I’ll take it as it comes.”

Two hometown favourites will be in action elsewhere on the card, with Danny Ball and Connor Lee Jones slated to appear.

Ball, from Kingswinford, came close to becoming the Midlands welterweight champion in December, pushing title holder Benjamin to a points draw.

He was then matched for a shot at WBC Youth Intercontinental boss Jon Miguez in Spain, but an injury to his opponent saw the opportunity scuppered.

He instead focuses on adding to his eight wins from nine contests, with three TKOs including two in the first round. Two of those successes took place at the Venue.

Dudley’s Jones will be looking to extend his unbeaten start in the lightweight ranks, after racking up three spotless points successes.

The Lions Boxing Club graduate, an England international as a junior amateur, has vanquished experienced foes in Liam Richards, Kristian Laight and Ibrar Riyaz.

Kyle Williams is another to feature in the home corner, determined to get back to winning ways and rebuild after his setback for British honours.

James Beech Jr has relinquished the area strap at super feather, as he’s looking to come down to super bantam.

Reigning Midlands flyweight title holder Ijaz Ahmed appears for a keep-busy affair.

The card is also made up of Alex Florence and female flyweight Dani Hodges.

Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now. It will be £40 for entry on the door.