Reece Bellotti is looking for redemption after suffering his second career defeat last December.

'The Bomber' lost his British featherweight title to Ryan Walsh in front of a handful of people in the vastness of the O2 and is now looking forward to scrapping amongst febrile yet familiar surroundings at York Hall, where he believes he can gain the experience to push him in the right direction.

"I can't wait to come back to be honest - it's been a long time since my last fight since December, so I've been itching to come back," said Bellotti.

"I think York Hall's probably got a better atmosphere than what you get at the O2. Obviously I've never boxed in a main event there, so it's totally different in that case, but by the time I was on, it was only the people who I'd sold tickets to, so it's not exactly rammed in there.

"At York Hall it's like a bear-pit atmosphere, which is something I really enjoy.

"You can hear the crowd much more at York Hall and I love it, it's probably my favourite venue.

"It encourages you to hit harder when you can hear people - it spurs you on to give that little bit more."

Bellotti's opponent on Friday, Josue Bendana, was only finally revealed to him a few days before the fight, which has affected the Watford-born boxer's preparation.

However, he thinks he has done enough to tackle any opponent in the ring and has his mind focused on challenging for titles once again in the not-too-distant future.

"It's one of those when you're getting a foreign opponent, it could change literally the day before," he said.

"It's never the best, but you just sort of try and spar different styles and hope that you've seen it all before through experience and things like that. You just spar and box the way you think will be enough to win.

"I would love to go back and fight Ryan Walsh, it's just an experience thing with me. A lot of these fighters that I'm getting in with now are a lot more experienced than I am and I've got to try and gain that experience to try and catch them up.

"This is me sort of starting on that path to gain more experience and be ready for bigger fights.

"Hopefully by the end of the year possibly I'll be back challenging for titles again. It depends how many fights I'm able to get. Obviously I've got to speak to Eddie [Hearn] and see what I'm able to get, but I want to get at least two eight rounders out of the way and again just build up my experience and getting that in and backing it up with winning."

Friday's fight will see Bellotti making a comeback from a defeat for the second time in his career, after he followed up defeat against Ryan Doyle by beating Brayan Mairena.

As a result, the 28-year-old believes he has the mettle to get back to winning ways.

"I've come back from defeat before, everyone gets defeats nowadays," he said.

"It's not like everyone's trying to protect their 0, everyone gets into these fights and I'm more than willing to take risks and fight these people.

"That experience alone will help me on the comeback."