FAHEEM Khan admits he faces a massive challenge when he fights Todd Roberts at Swindon's Oasis Leisure Centre next month.
Khan is looking to bounce back from his first professional defeat at the hands of Gareth Heard in July.
He was beaten by a technical knockout, in the fight for the vacant British masters bronze welterweight title, when he failed to come out of his corner at the start of the fifth round.
Khan blamed the loss on the fact that he had to drop to 10st 4lbs for the fight, but he will be back up to 10st 12lbs for his upcoming bout.
The fight is on September 13 and, despite being happier about the weight, Khan is under no illusions about how tough it will be.
Speaking about Roberts, the 30-year-old Exeter-based boxer said: "I've seen him fight a couple of times and he comes forward a lot, he is a super aggressive fighter.
"I have the disadvantage as well that he is at home and we are fighting this fight at 10st 12lbs, which is my normal walking around weight.
"I'm facing a bit of a challenge, but the good thing is that I'll be happier with the weight as well.
"The last fight I went down to light welterweight and that killed me basically."
Khan has been training hard with his coach Mike Etheridge and says he is just looking to put on a good performance.
"Win or lose, I'm just going there to perform 100 per cent and give it my all," he said.
"Then whatever the result, I won't be ashamed.
"I have to respect my opponent as well because he is coming there to win as well and only one person can. All I can do is try my best."
Khan added that he has been helped by the fact that a number of other boxers in Exeter are looking to turn professional and are helping him with his training.
"We are going to have a really good team and we are looking to put a show on in the future in Exeter hopefully," said Khan.
"It helps having other people turning professional that I can train with. It is a case of the more the merrier, because we can push each other and help each other achieve our goals."
Tickets for the show in Swindon cost £30. Anybody looking to get hold of tickets can call Khan on 07412 557219.