An undefeated Swindon boxer will be hoping to earn his first belt this weekend as he headlines a night of boxing at MECA on Saturday evening.

Lewis ‘El Gordito’ Roberts, 21, has a 9-0 record as a bantamweight fighter and will be hoping to earn the Commonwealth Silver strap when he fights the Ealing-born Jack Hughes, who is ranked as the seventh best super flyweight fighter in the United Kingdom.

Roberts comes into the sternest test of his career to date, having last fought two months ago, a victory over Ben Lilley, and he said not stopping between fights has helped him to keep consistently improving across the year.

He said: “It has been another phenomenal training camp; I haven’t really been out of camp all year it’s been a solid year, and we just keep getting better each time.

“The benefits of it are not having to build your fitness again. I’ve been in shape all year and I’ve been in the same mindset all year too.

“Despite boxing so regularly the support I’ve had has been amazing, I know people are spending a lot of money to come and support me, so I couldn’t be more grateful to people who have turned out to see me fight.

“With this show closing out the year, the event will be massive with a few title fights on the card, I’m really proud to be a part of it and it would be a good card if there are Swindon fight fans who want to get a taste for it.”

The Roberts-Hughes bout is the headline fight, but there are two other belts up for grabs on the undercard as Gloucester’s Shabir Haidary hopes to claim the IBO Continental title and Tosin Kejawa is competing for the vacant WBA Africa light-heavyweight crown.

Roberts has previously sparred with Hughes as a 14-year-old and expects to have to overcome the greater experience the 31-year-old possesses if he is to get his hands on the belt by the end of the night.

He said: “I think he is going to want to come and put a stop to my momentum and try to use his experience to his advantage.

“He’s been at my level already and will want to show that. I’ve only watched one of his fights, that was one of his most recent ones where he won the Southern Area title.”