The British bantamweight title fight between Jamie Wilson and Ukashir Farooq will make history on a number of grounds.

It is the first time in 25 years that the championship is being contested by two Scottish boxers at the historic St Andrew’s Sporting Club.

Victory for Wilson will mean Dundee having its first ever British champion. Whereas a win for Farooq will make him only the second boxer of Asian origin – and the first of Pakistani background – to lift a Lonsdale Belt.

The 22-year-old, known to family and friends as “Kash” downplays the personal significance of the occasion.

“I haven’t given it that much thought,” says the current holder of the Scottish bantamweight title. “I will probably realise the significance of the occasion after the fight or as I grow older. I’ll appreciate how big a deal it is in a few years’ time.

“I have sparred with Jamie in the past and he’s a good fighter. I don’t have a bad word to say about him. All I know is that I can’t afford to lose. I have sacrificed a lot in my life to get to where I am now. I would say I want it more than him.”

Twenty years ago, Tanveer Ahmed, became the first boxer of Asian origin to fight a British title. The Glaswegian narrowly lost his lightweight title fight to Manchester’s Wayne Rigby on points.

Two years later Harry Dhami, from Gravesend, who is of Indian Sikh background, made history by winning the British welterweight title after overcoming Derek Roche. He lost his championship belt, ironically, at the same venue Kash himself intends to create his own history.

One of three brothers Kash was born in the Pakistani town of Gujranwala but grew up in Lahore, where his father was working. His family arrived in the UK in 2002 and shortly afterwards applied for asylum. After briefly living in London they were sent to Glasgow by the Home Office as their application was being considered.

He describes his initial experiences “back in the day” in Scotland’s largest city as “horrible”.

“Around that time things were different,” he explains. “As asylum seekers you were not sent to live in posh areas but schemes. You didn’t have many Asian or black people living there. The local neds (Scottish equivalent to chavs) were not very welcoming.

“But over time you get to know each other and you integrate. My family is happy and settled. My older brother is a chef and the younger one is in college. I have often been asked why I don’t go down to London where there will be more opportunity, but everything I need is here.”

As a professional he is unbeaten in 9 contests with 3 knock outs.

“It’s a very tough sport,” he continues. “People see the glamour of an Anthony Joshua fight and think every other boxer is in the same position.

“For a heavyweight its completely different compared to someone like me especially when it comes to making weight. For the Wilson fight I will have to come in at 8st 5lbs and that’s not easy, when I’m coming home from the gym and my mother has made a chicken karahi but instead I’m having to settle for a baked potato or vegetable soup.

“I’m training two to three times a day and only have one day off in a week. I’m constantly watching my weight. I don’t have a full-time job. I’m dedicated 100% to boxing and the lifestyle that comes with it.”

He is a reluctant user of social media and as yet has no twitter account but has a profile on Facebook. Kash admits that such platforms are necessary in order to increase a supporter base as well as becoming an attractive proposition to potential sponsors.

His management team led by Iain Wilson are keen to explore and strengthen links with Scotland’s large Pakistani community. Last month he was present at the Pakistan Welfare Trust’s annual gala dinner - where he was introduced to prominent politicians, business leaders and community representatives.

“It was a good experience,” he adds. “I don’t normally attend such events as if I’m not in the gym, I’m at home, but it’s good to get your name out there. However, first and foremost I have to deliver in the ring.

“I want to make my family proud. The majority of them are in Pakistan. Scotland is home but so is Pakistan. I’m a Lahori boy. Inshallah [Arabic for ‘God Willing’] I will win the British title and go to Pakistan to show it to my aunts and uncles. They will be so proud of me.”

Lifting the British title will no doubt see another invite from other prominent organisations coming his way. The only difference will be rather than being part of the audience he is more likely to find himself at the top table.

• Farooq v Wilson takes place tomorrow evening and will be streamed live on the BBC Sport Scotland website.