"EVERYONE is going to see the best of me," promised up-and-coming York boxer Michael Fafera as he vowed to make his late father proud.

The 23-year-old takes to the ring on Sunday, December 2 looking to make it two wins from two professional fights when he squares up against an as-yet unnamed opponent at the Elland Road banqueting suite.

This will be Fafera's first fight since the unexpected death of his father and mentor, Piotr, shortly after his debut victory in September.

Fafera is confident he will be able to make it two professional wins from two.

He said: "I've absolutely smashed training for it. I'm in the best shape of my life. I can't see me losing. I've never felt so confident in my life.

"I'm not going to rush in or underestimate my opponent but I feel, with the way I've been training, if I lose, I might as well hang up my gloves.

"Everyone is going to see the best of me."

Of the September contest, which he won by technical knock-out against Newark's Zac Thompson, the light heavyweight added: "It was really good.

"All that time at the gym paid off on the night. It was a good performance, I was happy, my coach was happy - I dominated it.

"It was one of the best days of my career."

Describing the events that followed his win, Fafera said: "I was just really happy with the fight.

"My dad was so happy and proud and we had a moment together after the fight. That was the last time I saw him - at least I had a happy last memory with him.

"He always stuck with me, and hopefully I can keep winning, get a world title and make him proud as he's looking from upstairs.

"I've got my head set on it now. I started off with the charity bout, I kept doing it and my dad became a big fan. A couple of years down the line, he's gone.

"I started it off for Emmie and I’m finishing it off for my dad. He was my number one."

Fafera's boxing career began with a charity bout in March 2016 to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit at York Hospital, where his daughter Emmie was looked after for three months.

The fight on Sunday begins at 4pm. Tickets are available from Fafera on 07543335695, Steve Melton on 07943453638 or Glenn Banks on 07842464466.