Callum Johnson is determined to make sure 2015 is his year.
The Boston boxer unleashed a powerful body blow to defeat Luke Allon with a third-round stoppage in Leeds on Saturday night, stretching his unbeaten professional record to nine straight victories.
And after some kind words from promoter Eddie Hearn after his bout, Johnson is hoping he has done enough to secure afew more fights under the Matchroom banner.
“Eddie told me he was impressed with my fight, and that’s what you want to hear because he’s the man you want to impress in this sport,” Johnson told The Standard.
“I’ve fought for him twice now and, hopefully, I can do the same again soon.
“I just need regular fights to show what I can do.
“I’m in the gym every day trying to get stronger and sharper and I really feel that 2015 could be my year.
“I’m working hard to make sure that happens.”
Johnson, who will return to action on a show in Lincoln on November 7, admitted he was happy with the manner of his victory this weekend.
He added: “I still think there’s a lot more to come from me, but I was too powerful for him.
“Once he knew how hard I could hit him he was on his bike - he must’ve run some miles just trying to avoid me.
“When I caught him I caught him with good shots and he knew about it.”