AQIB Fiaz is set to return to the ring in July and hopes to take a major step towards lifting a first major title.

The rising star from Lees is pencilled in to be back in action when Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revives his ‘Fight Camp’ concept in the grounds of the promotional giants’ headquarters in Brentwood, Essex.

Fiaz, who has won all six of his professional fights, does not know the identity of his opponent yet but will be determined to make the most of his latest chance on a major platform with some big nights on the horizon for the popular 21-year-old.

“It looks like I’m on Fight Camp in July and it’s probably going to be another little step up as well,” said the Jamie Moore-trained fighter who last fought with victory over Kane Baker in October.

“I’ve just been non-stop in the gym really, even keeping going at home during Ramadan as well.

“I feel ready. To be honest, I want to be looking at titles by the end of the year, start of next year. I want to win a British title, that’s always been a dream of mine since I was a young boy and because Jamie won one as well it would be nice.

“I don’t know what the exact plan is really, we’ll just see where we go.”

‘Fight Camp’ was set up last summer as a way of holding shows during the height of the pandemic with events held behind closed doors and outdoors.

Fiaz’s meeting with Baker was scheduled to take place as part of the series but was delayed until October after the Oldham star fell ill on the eve of the fight.

A real ticket-seller and favourite in the town, the top prospect cannot wait to be out in front of fans again, but jokes that it will cause him some logistical issues in the build-up.

“Fingers crossed there will be fans,” Fiaz told The Oldham Times. 

“People have already reserved their tickets in Oldham with me.

“They’re saying ‘no matter how many you get, whether it’s 10, 15 or 20, we want some’.

“I going to have to work out something!”

It will be around nine months between fights should he step through the ropes as planned in July, but Fiaz feels lucky to be with a major promoter when so many smaller boxing events have been on hold since the start of the pandemic.

“I had two fights last year and hopefully I can get three in this year which isn’t so bad compared to some people given the Covid situation,” he added.