Philip Bowes says he has no concerns about defending his Commonwealth super-lightweight title so soon after beating Benson Nyilawila on February 2.

The Leytonstone boxer is set to launch the defence of his Commonwealth crown next Saturday when he faces Tom Farrell and the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

He said: “I didn’t have much of a thought because this is a major platform on which to showcase my skills. To me it felt like the perfect opportunity to do that, so why not?

“I haven’t had much of a break between the two fights. As soon as I won in February, I knew that this one was in the pipeline and could have been happening anyway.

“I didn’t take a break from that training camp, I went straight into this one. I was really fit from the previous camp so that has just carried on ticking over.”

With the win at Bethnal Green’s York Hall still fresh in the memory, Bowes is hoping that the momentum that fight will have created can be carried through into the bout against Farrell.

He said: “I 100 per cent think the momentum will help me. Usually after a title fight you would take a few weeks off then get back to it to rediscover your form and rediscover your fitness, but it’s been a continuous camp, so I haven’t really lost anything.

“All I have to do now is make sure my trainers hold me back so I don’t peak too early. It’s just about managing my fitness at the moment.”

Bowes comes into the bout with a record of 19-3-0, while Farrell stands at 16-1-0, with his only loss coming against Ohara Davies for the WBA international super-lightweight title, and Bowes believes that his own experience of winning a title will be telling in ‘Fazza’s’ home city.

He said: “There’s a few weaknesses of his that I think I can exploit but it’s not something I want to dwell on. I don’t want to belittle him or look past him because he’s a good fighter. He lost to my good friend Ohara Davies in the first time he stepped up and this is going to be another step up against me and I’m sure I’ll be victorious on March 30.

“I’m expecting him to come forward and please his crowd. Even though I’m the champion, I’m the away fighter so he’s going to be bringing it to me straight away. He’s going to be trying his best to push me out of my comfort zone and he’ll be coming at me at a ferocious pace from the off.”

The fight forms part of the undercard for Matchroom Boxing’s new recruit Liam Smith against Sam Eggington and will be live on Sky Sports, but Bowes says he won’t let the cameras affect him and he is just focussed on doing his job.

He said: “I’m not bothered about the cameras. For me, it’s more pressure on him. He’s the one who has sold all the tickets, he’s the one who has got to put on a performance in his home town, whereas I know what I’m capable of.

“I know I’ve won the title and that he’s come up short against Ohara Davies in the past, so I’m just going to be the best Philip Bowes I can be on the night.”