Kilburn boxer Alan Higgins is preparing to make his professional debut on Saturday night at York Hall.
The middleweight, who was schooled at the St Pancras Amateur Boxing Club in Kentish Town, will take on Cameroon-born Emmanuel Moussinga.
He is fighting on the same bill as Northolt light-middleweight Ryan Toms’ southern-area title clash with Nathan Weise and is expected to have a large following at the iconic venue in Bethnal Green.
“I’m really looking forward to it – I can’t wait to get in there,” Higgins, 23, told West London Sport.
“I’ve already done over 150 tickets and by the time the fight comes I should have around 200 there.”
Higgins, who has sparred with Toms in the build-up to this weekend’s show, expects the rugged Moussinga – also 23 – to go for broke.
“He looks a bit of a swinger, so I’ll need to be clever, do the right things and show what I can do,” said Higgins.
“I can box, but I’ve got a come-forward style and will definitely look to take the fight to him.”