Two of the region’s most talented boxers are back in the ring this weekend.

Qasim Niaz is at Preston’s Guild Hall on March 11 in what is set to be one of his toughest fights of his career. He will be joined by Shakeeb Ali who is hoping to continue his good form.

Undefeated Niaz told us, “Since I was a kid I dreamed of winning titles and this is the first step towards that and I can’t wait to bring the title to Blackburn.”

Qasim added, “The training is going well so far, I’ve been in training camp since January 1 and things are starting to look better, I feel more sharper than I have ever been.

“I’ve been doing a lot of strength and conditioning work with Danny Mckenzie who’s is focusing on building my power and explosiveness.

“I’m working hard and doing my bit.

“The rest I will leave to the almighty and what’s destined for me will be.

“This year will either make me or break me and without your support and help it wouldn’t be possible.”

Blackburn’s Shakeeb Ali is also set to be fighting on the same night in Preston.

For tickets to the VIP Promotions Qasim and Shakeeb’s March 11 Preston fights call 0333 012 4823.