Tommy Welch has been warned there can be no slip-ups as he builds his professional track record.

But the Brighton and Hove heavyweight is expected to make it six wins from six as he takes on Bulgarian Kristian Kirilov in Coventry tonight.

Welch, 26, is 5-0 so far and has been putting in good work with Team Fury.

But his dad, manager and trainer Scott knows anything can happen at fight time.

Scott told The Argus: “We have had great preparation.

“Everything is great, we are ready to go.

“It’s another notch we have got to deal with and move on.

“We are just building our record and growing in confidence and understanding all the tools we have got and how to use them.

“There are fights where you should win but every now and again the applecart can be upset.

“I got beat in my third pro fight. I got headbutted and had a 14-stitch cut over my eye so anything can happen in these fights.

“If we are under-prepared we could get knocked out, simple as that.

“You’ve got 17-stone, 18-stone guys in front of us, big strong boys.

“If we leave ourselves open, we could get caught ourselves.

“The plan is to go out there, work on everything we have been working on and put it all together.”

Welch junior, a former amateur champion, is still on the long road to title contention.

Scott added: “We are probably looking at ten or 12 fights, then we look at who is out here and start picking our way through the division.”

Kirilov, 30, has won five of his 16 professional fights, losing the last five.

Welch is on a Coventry Skydome bill headlined by Shakan Pitters v Reece Cartwright for the WBC international light-heavyweight title.