Dumbarton boxer rising star Martin Harkin is out to put himself in title contention when he steps back in the ring later this month.

The welterweight's record stands at 5-0 since he turned professional in October last year.

He will feature on St Andrew’s Sporting Club show on November 23, the card which is topped by Kash Farooq squaring off against Scott Allan for the Scottish title and the right to box for the British Bantamweight title.

Harkin is confident of another win and has targeted titles in 2018.

He said: “I'm delighted to be on this show and thank you to Iain Wilson for getting me on.

“The first time Kash and Scott fought it was a great fight and I know a lot of eyes will be on this show so it's a great opportunity for me to perform on the undercard.

“If I keep taking one fight at a time, fight on a regular basis, perform well, keep winning then hopefully I can fight for a title in 2018.

“This fight people watching ringside can expect accurate sharp punching, I want people to be impressed each time I fight and I’m sure by doing that it will get me in line for title fights when the times right.”

The 25-year-old's last outing saw him defeat the well tested former Scottish Champion Craig Kelly with an impressive second-round stoppage.

And Harkin is sure he can continue his rich vein of form on November 23.

He added:“I had a good performance last time out. My trainer Danny Lee and I knew what to expect from Craig as he comes to fight and comes to win so I am happy that it ended up being a good convincing win for me.

“Training’s been going well as ever under the guidance of Danny. I always give 100 per cent and never cut any corners in training and that shows on the night."