Reece Bellotti hopes a win this Friday night against Francesco Grandelli will give him the chance to fight for some big titles as he looks to progress to the next level of his career.

The winner of the bout will take home the vacant World Boxing Council International Silver Feather title, but the Bomber has his eyes on picking up something more significant in the near future.

Standing in his way is a fighter who is unbeaten in his last ten fights, while Bellotti himself has been defeated twice in his last four.

However, ahead of fight, the Watford boxer said he is expecting a long, tough scrap that will help him play to his strengths.

"Friday is a major fight for me, it's an opportunity that opens up big, meaningful title fights," said Bellotti.

"Grandelli is a decent fighter with noted skills from his amateur days, so I expect a long fight. I know it's going to be a tough task, but I'm really looking forward to it. I'll get to him in the 2nd half of the fight. I'm ready to set a very, hot pace."

Bellotti's trainer Jim McDonnell thinks the Bomber has every chance of picking up the vacant title following a positive training camp that has seen the fighter sparring with some of the best names in the sport.

The former European champion said he expects to see a performance of real quality from Bellotti.

"I think this is the best condition I've seen Reece in before a fight, physically, mentally and the way he's using his skills, power and boxing attributes," said McDonnell.

"Reece has had a great camp, sparring with three time world champion, Ricky Burns and Olympic silver medallist and unbeaten pro, John Joe Nevin. I'm sure we are going to see a quality performance from Reece on Friday night.

"He knows what's in front of him and what he has to do, the hard work's been done, he's really looking forward to Friday's challenge."

The bout will be taking place in Trento, Italy not too far from Verona, which adds extra prestige for Bellotti, whose family name comes from the area.

He said it will be a "weird" experience to fight close to his ancestral home.

"Verona is where the Bellotti family name is from and where my ancestors came from several generations ago, so I'll be boxing an hour's drive from the ancestral home, weird," added Bellotti.