Mickey Ellison plans to leave no stone unturned in his quest to challenge for the English title.

The East Lancashire super-middleweight faces his biggest fight to date when he takes on Sheffield-based Christian Kinsiona next month.

The Darwen fighter challenge the 28-year-old for the central area title, with the winner in line to take on Darryll Williams for the English title later this year.

Ellison, who has nine wins from his 10 fights, plans to take five weeks off from his job as a joiner to prepare for the March 30 fight at the Magna Centre, Rotherham, in a bid to take his career to the next level.

“This is for a central area title. Everyone wants to become a world champion but it’s about taking each step as it comes and tackling your own goals,” Ellison said.

“I’m going to be taking five weeks off so from February 25 I am going to be jobless.

“I have squared it with my boss because I want to give this fight 100 per cent.

“I’m not leaving any stone unturned.

“This fight can enable me to get to the next level. I don’t want to be back fighting journey men in the small hall shows, I want to be in the 50/50 fights and fighting at the best level I can.

“We both want to get to the next level and he will come to fight so it will be a 50/50 fight on paper and with our respective records.”

The 28-year-old is on a seven fight winning run, the last of those being a points victory over Harry Matthews in December at the Bolton Whites Hotel.

Kiniona, with seven wins from eight fights, has fought three of the same opponents as Ellison during his career.

“Our records are quite similar. We have boxed a couple of the same opponents, but other than that, I think I have boxed slightly better fighters,” said Ellison.

“I am quite confident, and all being well I will be fighting for the English title next.”

Ellison will be the away fighter in South Yorkshire, but he doesn’t want to be leaving anything to chance on the night, as he targets a stoppage victory.

He is yet to fight beyond six rounds, with the March bout scheduled for 10.

For that reason Ellison has already began his training camp and will tailor his sparring to make sure he’s at the peak of his powers come fight night.

The dad of two said. “I started sparring last week and I will start to build that up this week and next and work my fitness.

“This is a 10 rounder so I just want to make sure that I have got enough rounds sparring.

“I hope that I can stop him because I don’t want to be leaving anything to the judges with me fighting away from home.

“I have watched him but I will leave it to my team to come up with a gameplan and it’s up to me to put that in to practice.

“It is all about me having the right preparation.”

  • Ellison would like to thank sponsors Winfield, Timbuktu clothing, CBD One Recovery and Evolution Heating, and is on the look-out for more sponsorship given his planned time off in preparation for his next fight. Anyone interested can contact mickeyellison@icloud.com.