AQIB Fiaz is determined to take his chance to shine as part of Eddie Hearn’s ‘Fight Camp’ series.

The Lees rising star will have his first fight since signing with the Matchroom promoter in the garden of the company’s HQ in Brentwood, Essex on Friday night.

As part of the second of four weeks of action, Fiaz takes on Kane Baker in what is his toughest test to date as a professional.

The 20-year-old has passed all five put in front of him so far, but faces a more experienced man with plenty of ambition, the 30-year-old having won 13 of 19 contests.

“Exposure wise it is a big fight,” Fiaz said.

“Even the actual fight, I’d say most people with a new promoter might want to take an easy touch and look good and everything like that.

“But I’m under no illusions about this fight. I’ve never trained this hard for a fight and I’ve never wanted anything more.

“I’m looking for a spectacular performance and I want to shine on the night.”

The Oldham favourite, who due to the event behind held behind closed doors will just have brother Asam for support, is looking forward to being put under pressure.

“On paper, it is a big step up,” Fiaz told The Oldham Times. 

“He’s only really lost against very good kids really and he’s beaten a few good kids.

“He’s a good fighter with a good record, considering he’s been on the road and isn’t really a home fighter.

“You’ve got to respect him and having watched a few of his interviews he’s up for it.

“He’ll come, I won’t have to go looking for him, so I’m really excited for it.”

Fiaz rejects any notion however that he heads into battle untested in the paid ranks. 

“Ben Fields (his second fight) was a good fight, and he was a lot heavier than me naturally,” he said.

“In my third fight I was down as well, a lot of people forget that.

“Anyone who thinks I’ve not had a fight where there’s someone in front of me who wants to win hasn’t been watching.

“I’ve had it in two of my fights, my second and third, and no-one really gets it that early on.

“I’m on paper not very experienced but I’ve had a lot of experience considering I’ve only had five fights.”

Fiaz will be Covid-19 tested and briefly confined to his hotel room before being allowed to formally enter the Matchroom bubble, where fighters and their teams have to book in to the two gyms on site.

Despite coronavirus restrictions, his build up with trainer Jamie Moore has been smooth, the prospect once again getting the chance to share plenty of rounds with stablemate and two-weight world champion Carl Frampton at the VIP Gym in Astley.

“Carl Frampton’s fighting the week after me so I’ve been sparring with him and training with him,” Fiaz said. 

“So in terms of preparation it couldn’t have gone any better.

“I’ve done a fair bit of it now but it’s unreal being able to learn from him like I can.

“I’ve been over to Leeds and had some sparring there as well and sparring was the only potential issue.

“I was really fit anyway because I was ticking over at home with my brother during lockdown.”

Fiaz's will be live on Sky Sports with the card headlined by Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas meeting in an all-British world title fight.