CALLUM Simpson is hoping 2024 is the year he becomes a British boxing champion.

The 27-year-old super-middleweight is set to defend his WBA continental title at the end of February ‘against a top domestic fighter or a tough international opponent.’

He is then mandatory for the British and Commonwealth title so is likely to take to the ring again in May against the winner of Zak Chelli and Jack Cullen who fight on January 20.

Simpson said: “I will be ringside for Zak and Jack’s fight to keep an eye on them, then get another good win in February.

“Domestically there is no one I don’t beat.

“I have made big strides in 2023 but want to take it up another level in 2024 and prove I am the best in my weight in the UK.

“The next six months will be massive for me.

“I will come on leaps and bounds and it’s very exciting.

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“I have told Ben Shalom (promoter) that I want three defences of the British title in 2024 after I win to get it outright. As long as I am not injured I would fight every other week.”

Could one of those fights be at Oakwell?

“It’s possible.

“My promoters BOXXER have spoken to the club and now they are talking to the council and putting things in place.

“It should happen this coming summer or next year.”

In 2023, Simpson signed with BOXXER and won three times on Sky Sports.

“I have introduced myself on Sky Sports.

“I got a good knockout on my debut then answered a lot of questions in my last two fights by getting to the championship rounds and proving my fitness.

“I won an international title, and got in the top 15 in the WBA rankings.

“It was a good year but there is loads more to come.”