Alex Murphy hopes he can keep climbing the ranks ahead of his upcoming fight against Joshua Ocampo.

Murphy will be aiming to maintain his undefeated record when he steps through the ropes at the Toughsheet Community Stadium tonight.

“Everything has gone well, training has been smooth,” he told The Bolton News. “I have seen some progress in the camp.

“We have done a six-week camp and got plenty of sparring in. I have been improving over the weeks and can see myself getting fitter and stronger.

“I took a little trip to Tenerife to do a bit of training in the sun as well which was nice. It just adds something a bit different to my training really.”

The event will be televised on Channel 5, with Lyndon Arthur taking on Braian Nahuel Suarez for the IBO light heavyweight world championship in the main event.

Murphy has already had several fights at the home of his beloved Bolton Wanderers and hopes it will stand him in good stead.

“It is great,” he added. “It will be my fourth of fifth fight there and it is sort of becoming a home venue now.

“Being a big Bolton fan and getting the backing from the Bolton fans, a lot of them are buying tickets and it is a nice local venue for them.

“My first fight was in Manchester at the Bowlers (exhibition Centre) and I can feel the atmosphere is a lot better when I’m in Bolton because of all the Bolton fans.”

The 22-year-old is still in the early stages of his career in the sport but has ambitions of one day making it to the very top.

“I am still at the very start of my career” Murphy explained. “I have got a massive hill to climb in the boxing world.

“I am very ambitious and I want to reach the top of the sport. At the moment, I am still only at the start so I have got a long way to go.

“I am slowly climbing the ladder and getting where I want to be, but it is a long process. I am still young and there is a lot of development to come.

“At the moment, I am definitely going in the right direction and just need to keep picking up wins and growing the fan base.”