PETER Mirga is confident of extending his 100 per cent winning record when he fights for the Southern Area Bantamweight title at the infamous York Hall this weekend.

Mirga, who is based in Southend, has emerged victorious in all five of his bouts so far and will go head-to-head with Ryan Walker on Saturday.

And 22-year-old Mirga admits getting his hands on the title would be a proud moment.

“I’m confident in the hard work I have put in during the training camp,” said Mirga.

“My trainer Mark Massow and I have a good game plan that we believe will get the victory.

“Fighting at York Hall is such a privilege as the likes of Anthony Joshua and David Haye have fought at the venue.

“Winning the Southern Area Bantamweight title at this early stage of my career would mean a lot to me.

“Getting my hands on the title would also set me up for other titles further down the line in the near future.”

While Mirga is in fine form, Walker will head into the bout with 10 wins from his 11 fights.

But, having taken up the sport at the age of 12, Mirga is hoping his hard work will pay off.

“I got into boxing through my oldest brother David,” he added.

“He was already training at the time and I really enjoyed the competitive side of boxing.

“The fact that I could just rely on myself in the ring drove me to the sport.”

Mirga is managed by Massow and trains at the Chelmsford-based Sweet Science Studio.

And Massow believes Mirga deserves an opportunity to battle it out for a title.

Massow said: “Peter takes the sport seriously and although he is still in the early stages of his professional career, this contest has come at an ideal time.

“Peter had a good win in September on an open air show in Poland against a former Polish amateur international who big things were expected of.

“That sort of win was a big confidence booster as most prospects wouldn’t want to take a chance like that, away from home, this early in their careers.

“It was a calculated risk that helped secure this upcoming title shot. That showing, and the improvement Peter has shown this year, fulfils us with confidence going into the contest and we fully expect to come home with the belt.”

Massow is confident Mirga has a bright future ahead of him.

“Peter is a good prospect in what can be a very tough business to make it in,” added Massow.

“There’s no shortcuts to success and no guarantees but he trains hard and lives the life of a professional boxer so, although it’s early days, I’m hopeful that a win will be just the start of his title winning aspirations.

“The Southern Area title is a legitimate, respected championship that has been a springboard to bigger things for many a pro prospect over the years.”