Rising Byron Boxing ABC star Fawaz Abarode is targeting Scottish title glory.
The 16-year-old is set to compete in the youth preliminaries at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre on Saturday.
Abarode, pictured, hopes to top the podium at the 56kg division after being trained by renowned Team Scotland coach Tony Kerr.
He said: “I am confident as I have been training hard for it and hope to get the gold medal.
“The coaches at Byron Boxing are great and have been such a help to me.
“Tony Kerr is a fantastic coach and a GB coach. The other coaches are great as well.
“At the weekends we do hill sprints and they train us hard in the gym.”
Abarode has been training and fighting out of Byron Boxing for the last two months.
He secured silver last year at the Scottish Open Championships (School and Juniors) and aims to go one better this time.
“Hopefully, I can get that gold medal this year,” he said.
“I have won an international title at Monkstown and also the Northern district title.
“I have also represented Scotland in the British and got bronze.”
Abarode is part of a new breed of talent emerging from the Northfield-based club.
Last month three of his club-mates secured Scottish title gold medal glory as Byron continue to produce champions.
Sonny Kerr, 14 (2005 Schoolboy 44.5kg), Archie Whyte 15 (2003 Junior 66kg) and Gregor McPherson, 14 (2004 Junior 42kg), all won national titles
In recent years the club have produced medal stars in John Docherty, Billy Stuart and Boris Crighton.
Docherty won Commonwealth Games bronze last year and turned professional with the renowned Matchroom Boxing.
Stuart was a multiple Scottish and British champion at amateur level while Crighton won a British title.
Docherty, Stuart and Crighton all remain undefeated as professionals.
Abarode has been inspired by Docherty, 20, who has won all four of his professional fights inside the distance.
Although based in Surrey under trainer Tony Simms, when Docherty is back in Scotland he returns to Byron to give the youngsters advice.
Abarode said: “John Docherty is an inspiration as I have watched him train at the gym.
“John shows what can be done.
“It makes you think that maybe I can do that as well.
“Byron is doing well as we had three national gold medallists at the Scottish championships recently.
“Hopefully we have more golds as we all train so hard.”