Ricky Boylan has gone back to basics to reignite his boxing career.

The Carshalton-born super lightweight fights this weekend at Wembley Arena after a six-month lay-off following defeat to Cassius Connor in September.

Boylan’s professional career began in explosive fashion in 2010 with 12 straight wins and the Southern Area title.

However, he has won just one of his past four bouts and missed out on English titles in the process.

Following the Connor defeat, Boylan took time out to strip back his boxing style and start afresh.

He said: “I needed to get away from boxing for a while. I had four hard fights and spent a year and a half away from my family on some serious training camps.

“I needed to spend time with my family and to enjoy Christmas with them, but I always knew I would come back.”

The 28-year-old added: “I have always had that fight in my belly. I know I could get a regular job with regular income, but I know in my heart that I could not get to 40 years old and then look back and wish I had done more.”

Boylan’s opponent had not yet been named, but they will face a boxer who has gone back to the drawing board.

“I have gone back to basics because I know that I have been neglecting certain areas of my boxing,” said the former Earlsfield ABC man.

“I know I have always been strong for my weight, and I think I had been going into fights thinking that I would simply out-power my opponents.

“I was neglecting the general boxing skills needed to be successful, and that is what I have been concentrating on.

“I’ve worked hard on my foot work and jab, and so hopefully this Saturday will get me back to winning ways and boxing right.”