Brighton heavyweight boxer Tommy Welch will dedicate his fight this weekend to his friend Sebastian Eubank, who sadly passed away earlier this month.

The 26-year-old travels to Italy to fight in Ancona on the Adriatic coast where he will face Poland’s Petr Frolich in a four round bout on Saturday.

But ahead of the fight Welch has revealed that he will dedicate the bout to his friend Sebastian Eubank, who tragically passed away earlier this month in Dubai after suffering a heart attack whilst in the sea.

He said: “I’ll be taking Seb’s fighting spirit with me into the ring in Italy and I’ll be fighting in memory of him.

“A wonderful friend and talent taken too early.”

Welch’s bout with Frolich will be the fourth fight of his professional career, where he will be looking to maintain his perfect record.

He has won his previous three fights having dispatched of his opponents inside five total rounds of action.

He fought last month in Brussels and registered a brutal second round demolition of Gyorgy Kutasi after unleashing his heavy punches on the Hungarian.

But Welch will come up against another experienced fighter in Frolich.

The 33-year-old Czech has had 35 bouts in his professional career.

However Welch is looking to get the job done quickly once again.

He said: “I’m looking to get the job done in quick style, this will be seek and destroy, no hanging about, rob the bank and leave.

“Frolich is another opponent for me to sharpen my tools on and get him out of there when he’s ready to go. “I’m feeling great and looking forward to doing the job in real style and leaving Italy with a W and KO on my record.

“I’ve not stopped training since the win over Kutasi last month. “I’ve had some great sparring with Nick Webb (who fights Fabio Wardley for the English title next month) and Joel Djeko (who recently challenged Tony Yoka for the European Union title in March).

“So I’m fit, sharp and ready for Frolich.”