Boxer Tommy Welch wants to follow in the footsteps of his father Scott by winning the British title in the future.

The 25-year-old from Brighton made his professional debut on December 11 winning by technical knockout (TKO) against Matt Gordon in a four-round bout.

His father, Scott, who had a professional career spanning seven years, won the British, Commonwealth and WBO Intercontinental titles.

Scott also competed for the WBO World title in 1997 against Henry Akinwande, but unfortunately lost.

However, Welch is hoping to emulate his father by winning the British title but has his eyes set on going one step further and winning the World title.

He told The Argus: “You cannot beat that British title, what a belt to achieve in your in career.

“All the great British fighters have won that and I would love to win that.

“I believe that belt has got my name written all over it.

“The Belt had my father’s name written on it, so my name is half there I have just got to put the first name on there.

“That would be a dream of mine to win that and then to look further, the commonwealth, the European, even touching the World title as well.

“It would be in my wildest dreams to win the world title, but as long as I work hard and listen to the advice I have got then there is no reason why I couldn’t do such a thing.

“We are in this game to do that and you have to aim high.”

Welch was hoping to try and secure another fight before the end of the year, but that has not materialised.

However, with 2021 just around the corner, what is Welch hoping to achieve?

He said: “I want to be fighting as much as I can.

“But if I can get one a month then I would be over the moon. I’d love to be fighting one a month because I have been out of the ring for some time.”