MICKEY Ellison says being live on national TV tonight has no impact on his big-fight thinking.

The Darwen puncher's English super-middleweight title eliminator in Bolton is set to broadcast on 5Spike.

It's an added bonus for the joiner by trade, but with two defeats in 11 professional outings, he knows getting the better of Manchester's unbeaten Charlie Schofield is all that matters at the University of Bolton Stadium.

"It’s nice that it’s on a major TV channel and I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I’ve just got to win this fight," said the 29-year-old father-of-two.

"I’ve got two losses already and I’ve got to win.

"It’s an amazing opportunity for me to impress but I’ve just got to get the win.

"After my last fight I had to tell my two-year-old that I'd lost and it broke my heart. I never want to feel like that again."

That loss came on points in a Central Area title fight against Jack Sellars in March.

Ellison believes he could have got the nod, and thinks his record might lead some to underestimate him when he takes on a fighter who has won 15 out of 15.

"He’s effectively fought 15 journeymen," said Ellison.

"But after six fights I took a 50-50 fight in Africa and won. Then I stepped up my journeymen and took on Alistair Warren and Harry Matthews who have got better records than most.

"Then in my last fight I was supposed to fight someone who was big and strong and was going to stand in front of me and fight only for there to be a late change and it was a little whippet and it could have gone either way.

"It might work in my favour. People look at my record and see nine wins and two losses and maybe I’ll be underestimated but I could have won both of those fights."

Trained by Alex Matvienko in Bolton, Ellison is certainly not taking Schofield lightly with plenty of work having been done in the gym to try and inflict a first defeat on the 26-year-old.

"He’s probably faced a couple of fighters who have come to win but nothing like the way I’m coming to win," Ellison said.

"He’s still no duck egg though. He’s had 15 fights and won all of them. He had a lot of fights as an amateur as well.

"I’ve watched him a couple of times so I know what he’s about.

"He’s tall, rangy and quite a nice boxer.

"We've come up with a gameplan and we know what we’re going to do."

Ellison is planning to be the aggressor when the first bell goes, confident that is his best plan of attack against a fighter who has better technical skills.

"Coming through I was never the best boxer and relied on being a puncher," he said.

"It may not be the prettiest way to fight but I think I’ve lost some of that trying to perfect my boxing.

"We’ve changed things from my last fight a bit and are going back to the old me rather than the boxer.

"Going into this fight I think most people know I will be the puncher.

"He’s taller and got the range advantage but I honestly think I want it more.

"I’ll show I’ve got more grit."

Ellison, part of the undercard, expects to be live on 5Spike around 8.30pm, Freeview channel 31 and 150 on Sky.

The action the moves onto Channel 5.