“I AM the best super middleweight in the UK. I just need the chance to prove it,” says Taunton boxer Pawel August.

Somerset’s leading fighter August returns to the ring in Bristol on Saturday night (October 7) and he plans to send a statement to the rest of the division.

“I respect all my opponents but this is not going the distance,” says the undefeated fighter.

“I don’t know an awful lot about the man in front of me on Saturday, but what I can tell you is I have the bit between my teeth to show that I belong at the top of the division.

“I haven’t been active enough. That’s not my fault, there have been problems with my contract. And, at times, it’s been a challenge to stay focused.

“But complacency is not in my vocabulary.

"I’m hungry to prove I'm the best super middleweight in the UK and this poor fellow is going to bear the brunt of my frustration.

“It’s going to get very uncomfortable for him very quickly and once it’s over, I'm looking to break into the top ten in the UK and then prove I'm the best in the country.

“My journey to the top is made possible by my sponsors. Without them I wouldn't be able to live out my dream. Thank you for sticking with me - I can’t thank you all enough.

"Next year I'm bringing the British title back to Taunton.”

Pawel’s career is made possible by full time sponsors JMR Home Improvements, Intense Nutrients, Brendon Roofing and fight sponsors P&P Autos, Ace Group.