BOXER Jack Catterall is determined to put Chorley back on the map in his pursuit for British and World titles.

The 23-year-old southpaw boasts an impressive record of 15 wins in his fledgling professional career and has already defended the WBO Inter-Continental super lightweight title three times.

The ex-Albany Academy pupil returns to the ring this weekend in a bout against Lukasz Janik in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Even though there are no titles at stake the youngster is not taking the fight lightly.

He said: "It is a six round fight and I know that he has a 50-50 record but you cannot overlook him.

"I am fighting a couple of pounds heavier as you don't really need to make the weight because it is not for a title.

"I last fought in May and was a mandatory fight to lead to the British title fight but because my opponent will defend the title it meant I would not be fighting until October.

"I knew I needed to tune up for the fight and luckily for me my team were able to arrange this fight.

"God willing I can come through it comfortably and I did not want to face Tyrone Nurse being ring rusty.

"At least this way I will get through it and be back in training ready for the British title."

So far, his career has taken Catterall to America and also travelling around gyms around England picking up hints and tips.

He said: "Preparations for this fight have gone well and trained hard.

"I have improved since turning professional and worked with many different boxing gyms.

"You have got to keep your eyes and ears open and pick up things from other trainers."

One such visit saw him visit Jennings Gym and chatting to former WBO welterweight champion Michael Jennings.

Catterall said: "I have known him for years and it is good to catch up with him.

"He has got some good boxers down at the gym."

With one world title under his belt, Catterall has ambitions to keep rising through the ranks.

"I was speaking to someone and they were saying that to be going for a British title at 23 is quite a young age for a fighter.

"I was given the opportunity to fight for the intercontinental title by Frank Warren and being able to defend it three times has given by world rankings a boost."