Kash Farooq insists 'It’s business as usual' as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career.

The current British bantamweight champion takes on Commonwealth title holder Lee McGregor on November 16. Both boxers are unbeaten and know each other well from their days as amateurs. The all-Scottish showdown, has caught the imagination of the wider UK boxing fraternity. Farooq hails from Scotland’s largest city Glasgow, whilst his opponent comes from the nation’s capital, Edinburgh. The fight will be shown live throughout Britain on the BBC Scotland channel as well as ESPN + in the USA and worldwide on iFL TV.

As the days get closer to stepping into the ring, at an expected sold out Emirates Arena, opposite Celtic Park, the Pakistan-born fighter, who goes under the moniker ‘The Untouchable’ says keeping his emotions in check will be key to securing victory.

Speaking exclusively to Asian Image he said: “There was talk of me fighting Lee as soon as I won the British title. There were those who wanted it to take place asap but there were others who felt we should wait until there was a world title on the line.

“In the end we have given the fans what they want, the best fighting the best. The media attention will be more than I’m used to but the key is not to make the fight personal. This fight is potentially life changing as it will open the eyes of many promoters but expose me to a wider audience.

“Training has been more intense but everything has gone to plan. I can’t have any complaints, but as I have said to you before I’m going into the fight with a challenger’s mentality.

“It’s well known that I have a lot of respect for Lee but I’m confident I can beat him. My last few performances have been very good and if you listen to the experts, they will tell you that I have grown in stature. I have shown different attributes in all those fights.

“They have been very complimentary whether it be about my punching power, body shots, head movement, speed and accuracy. It makes all the hard work in the gym worth it, when you hear them speaking about you in such a positive way.”

Farooq has been sparring with Stoke-on-Trent super bantamweight Shabaz ‘Maverick’ Masoud in the lead up to the McGregor clash.

Whilst McGregor himself has been sparring with a Pakistan's Muhammad Waseem.