Callum Simpson expects knockout run to continue against the hardened Crighton

Callum Simpson is one of the most exciting prospects currently on the UK circuit, following an extensive amateur career and coming through the notorious small hall circuit in the north of England.

The Barnsley native, a recent recruit to the BOXXER promotional entity, is unbeaten as a professional fighter with eleven straight wins, with nine coming inside the scheduled distance.

The current central area super-middleweight champion returns following a highlight reel knockout of Celso Neves in March of, which went viral with a looping right-uppercut in the third round of an eight-round contest.

Simpson takes on Boris Crighton in a significant step up for the Barnsley favourite. Crighton, who resides in Scotland, went ten rounds and performed valiantly against world-rated light-heavyweight Lyndon Arthur back in March with only 36 hours' notice due to a late pullout of Arthur’s original opponent.

However, Simpson is confident that he can continue his run of explosive performances and stoppages against Crighton but is aware that the Glaswegian-based fighter represents a big danger to himself when asked by the Barnsley Chronicle.

“It is a big step up but I believe I will get him out of there inside the ten rounds.

“I am confident I will win and I plan to do it in style.

“It is a real good test for me. I am ranked tenth in Britain and he is twelfth.

“I have spoken with people who have sparred with him and they say he is a big, big puncher. He is fit and strong but I am not too sure about his boxing ability.”

However, a win for Simpson against Crighton will act as a barometer for Simpson, who is realistically on the verge of domestic title opportunities at British or Commonwealth level.

Barnsley is known for its footballing background, with the town’s football team often located in the second tier of English football. The town has produced the likes of champions league winner John Stones and one of the world's leading female football players in the form of Beth England, hailing from the town.

The town has seen two British champions in recent years blossom in the local forefront in the form of Robbie Barrett and Josh Wale.

On his current trajectory, Simpson will not only match their achievements but will surpass them and achieve more incredible things than the likes of Wale and Barrett.

BOXXER could very well have struck gold.