It’s been quite the year for Bracknell welterweight Luther Clay.

Chalking up four victories in four, Clay moved to 10 wins in all since turning professional with Siesta Boxing Promotions in 2016.

This year started under the star-studded lights of the World Boxing Super Series on the undercard of the semi-final between George Groves and Chris Eubank, where Clay was victorious against Danny Craven over six rounds.

The 23-year-old went on to stop Jean Pierre Habimana in the eighth round in Riga after a dominant performance.

He followed that with back-to-back points victories in his native Bracknell over Renald Garrido and Yahya Tlaouziti, both in eight-round fights.

Clay is now looking to step it up even further in 2019.

He explained: “I saw a Twitter poll asking who Ekow Essuman should make his first defense of the English title against.

“There were four boxers and I came second ahead of likes of Gary Corcoran. so that’s a fight that interests me.

“There is also Mike McKinson who had a good performance against Sammy McNess. But one thing I really need is a 10-round fight.

“After that, I think it’s maybe time for a title fight, I think I’m ready.”

He added: “I’ve been in with some good fighters this year. Habimana had never been stopped before then I fought Renald Garrido who can give anybody a tough fight. Tlaouziti won the French title after I beat him, so it’s been a good year.

“My manager (Al Siesta) has matched me in tough fights and I’m experienced on the big stage and in front of my home fans.

“I’m ready for anything.”

Clay, though, is not resting on his laurels with a very critical assessment on his last performance with a unanimous decision victory in September over Tlaouziti.

“I wasn’t happy, but I wasn’t unhappy with it,” he confessed. “He was trickier than he looked on video so I had to go body hunting.

“I was a tricky-ish kind of fight. It was closer than I would of liked, which doesn’t make me that happy.”