“I feel ready to be in with those top guys at domestic level, one million percent. I’m excited to be a part of those fights.”

Undefeated Manchester prospect Lyndon ‘King’ Arthur stated that he believes he’s more than ready for a step up to title fight ahead of his final eight-rounder this Saturday night.

Arthur (14-0, 11 KO’s) faces Poland’s Andrzej Soldra (15-6-1, 7 KO’s) on the undercard to Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

The light heavyweight has been waiting patiently for his shot a first professional title in recent months and admits it can frustrating waiting for an opportunity.

“It is a little bit frustrating when you’re waiting for those step ups and those title fights,” Arthur told British Boxers.

“But, in boxing, you can’t buy the experience that these fights give you. As much as it can be frustrating waiting for your chance, I’m only getting better with every fight.

“I’m learning about myself with each fight and picking up new things all the time. I feel like I’m ready, but I trust in my coach and my management team and listen to their advice and guidance.

“It does give you that extra bit of motivation and needle going into these fights as well when you know that your opportunities are only around the corner.”

“I feel ready to be in with those top guys at domestic level, one million percent. I’m excited to be a part of those fights.

“I was saying to Zelfa earlier that I can’t wait to be in the fights where you’re doing the face offs before the fight and all those types of things.

“It’s good when you’re in fights where there’s a bit of needle in it and you can maybe dislike the person and have that motivation throughout the camp.”

The 175lbs division is thriving at the minute, with Anthony Yarde in line for a shot at a world title, the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Joshua Buatsi holding the British title and former champion Callum Johnson also well in the mix.

“The domestic scene is great at the minute, it’s bubbling really well,” added the Moston-born fighter.

“Buatsi is a great fighter, Yarde is as well. There’s Callum Johnson, Hosea Burton, Liam Conroy, Dec Spelman. There’s probably loads more that I can’t think of at the minute as well!

“Everyone is going their own thing at the minute and soon it will be my time to show what I can do.”

The 28-year-old said of his opponent, Soldra: “The guy that I’m boxing this Saturday night is a little bit of a step up in terms of the quality of opponent.”

“But like I say all the time, I should be beating guys like this. I should probably be stopping him as well.”

“It’s never a bad thing to get the rounds in either. I believe that my next fight after this will be a title fight and that this will be my last eight-rounder before that step up.”

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