WELTERWEIGHT Jensen Irving says he believes his best is yet to come ahead of his latest outing in his home town of Swindon on Saturday.

Irving is set to feature on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town event at MECA this weekend, where he will star alongside fellow Swindon-based fighter Lewis Roberts.

Both fighters are managed by Neilson Boxing promoter Mark Neilson, who is kicking off a year of activity in the Town later this week.

Elsewhere on the card is a Southern Area title fight which will be contested by Bristol’s Aaron Sutton (14-0) and Danny Shannon (6-8-1), while Gloucester’s Max Mudway tops the bill.

Irving (4-0) will be aiming to extend his unbeaten start at the weekend but despite just the four contests since 2019, the Swindon prospect, who recently turned 32-years-old, says he still has plenty to show.

“I’m quite relaxed about where I am. I know I don’t have all the time in the world because of my age but at the same time, that gives me more drive to push on,” he said.

“I know within three or four years boxing will be a thing in the past for me, I won’t be fighting into my late 30s.

“I’m quite athletic and I’ve always been explosive and people are always surprised when they find out my age.

“My age has never really been a factor. This year we are playing a quick catch-up game to get the record to where it should have been it we didn’t have COVID.”

Promoter, Neilson, signed Irving to a management contract last year and has heaped praise on the prospect ahead of this weekend’s action.

Promoter, Neilson said: “Jensen is a great addition to a really good card that marks the start of our run of shows in 2022.

“Jensen will be the first person to tell you he doesn’t want to waste any time this year, so we are planning on keeping him nice and busy to build some momentum.”