LUKE Watkins is aiming to add another tick to his boxing bucket-list tonight when he fights Robin Dupre for the vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title.

When the unbeaten 27-year-old set off on his professional boxing journey in September 2014, Watkins says that winning the Commonwealth title was something that he wanted to achieve on his route to the top.

Having won the Irish title in his last outing in April with a fourth round knock out of rugged Dubliner Ian Tims, Watkins is now hoping to add another belt to his collection.

“It is one of the belts on my hit list,” the former New College student told the Adveriser. “This is one of the titles I want to win in my career.

“I feel blessed that I have got this opportunity.”

The Paddy Fitzpatrick-trained fighter, who has stopped seven of his 11 opponents to date, will also have his fight live on television with Freeview channel Spike airing the undercard of Andrew Selby’s WBC world flyweight title eliminator.

However, Watkins says he won’t be fazed by the cameras with Tims fight shown live on Sky Sports Boxing’s Facebook page.

“I don’t think about it being on TV too much, once you get in the ring you have got your job to do.

“I don’t treat fights differently and this one will be no different.”

Like Watkins, Dupre boasts an unbeaten record, however, the man from Dagenham has only stopped one of his 12 opponents and has never been in a fight scheduled to last more than eight rounds before.

However, the ex-Bradon Forest pupil will not be underestimating the 30-year-old.

“He still has the belief of knowing how to win – he has not lost,” said Watkins, who sparred former world super-middleweight challenger and current British light-heavyweight champion Frank Buglioni in the build up to this contest.

“The man is unbeaten and you have to respect that, I know that I will have to be at my best to beat him.

“This camp has been no different to any of my others. You have your ups and downs. You prepare for every fight the same.”