MIND games were on the agenda as Irvine boxer Ryan Collins went head-to-head with former Commonwealth Games champion Charlie Flynn on Monday.

The duo had their first meeting since the announcement of their Celtic Lightweight title fight, which will be on the Ricky Burns World Championship undercard at the SSE Hydro on Saturday, April 15.

The bout will be the biggest fight of the Irvine and Vineburgh Boxing Club recruit's career and he is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for it.

Collins, nicknaming himself the Railman as he faces the Mailman said: "I have known Charlie for a long time since his amateur boxing days and get on well with him. But this is a really big opportunity for me. I am not here to make up numbers but there to take over.

"I am confident I can win the fight - it's only five weeks to go and I have stepped up my training."

Flynn said he knew Collins was there to win but was looking forward to the showdown.

Meanwhile we can reveal that another Irvine boxer, Ryan Brawley is set to square up to legendary fighter Willie Limond at the Lagoon Centre in Paisley on September 9.

Brawley's camp have been in touch with Limond's counterparts after the two boxers were challenged to a fight by the MC at a boxing show in the Lagoon earlier this month.

It will be a non-title fight and the Irvine boxer plans to be in action before then.

Brawley said: "I am 100 per cent confident I am going to win."