Rhiannon Dixon is hoping her boxing career keeps improving as she faces undefeated Vicky Wilkinson this Saturday.

The M&S Bank Area in Liverpool welcomes Dixon in the fight of her life as she competes for the commonwealth lightweight title against two-time national champion Wilkinson.

Past fights showed brilliant discipline, accuracy and footwork from the 27-year-old Dixon, something her coach, former world champion Anthony Crolla, will be looking for against a talented opponent.

Rhiannon Dixon training with coach Crolla. Photo – Ellen Gwynn

Warrington fighter Dixon become pro in 2019 before her career was put on hold by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Crolla has worked hard to take Dixon from a fitness boxer to a Commonwealth title hopeful.

Ahead of a massive opportunity for Dixon she spoke about the challenges she faces going against Wilkinson.

“It’s a privilege to be fighting her for one, and secondly to be given the opportunity I know I just need to take it with both hands,” she said.

Despite only being eight fights into her term in the paid ranks, she has held her own well, being a threat to many past competitors.

In seven out of those eight she has come out with a win with the last one being against Kristine Shergold in December.

Coming to the fight against a highly-experienced and successful boxer, Dixon reflected on how she is feeling coming up against such a boxer.

“We’ve covered every single thing we could cover this camp. Anything she wants to do we’ve covered it. I’m really confident in myself and what we need to do in there,” she said.

Opponent, Wilkinson from Staffordshire, only entered the paid ranks 16 months ago but is a strong fighter for anyone to come against.

The British Army worker trains at Darlaston Boxing Club and will be hoping to gain valuable experience from the fight.

Dixon said she is now looking forward to stepping into the ring after months of hard work.

She said: “This training has been really hard …It’s nice for it all to come to an end now and just get up there and show what we can do.”