NEWPORT’S Lee Churcher has insisted he doesn’t just want to win his fight in Swansea tonight, he wants to look good doing it.

The 36-year-old will finally make his comeback with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), more than five years after his last bout under their jurisdiction.

He was set to appear in Wales’ second city in May before opting to take a place on the Cyclone Promotions show in Cardiff later that month.

But an issue with a brain scan, which has since been resolved, derailed a first BBBofC outing since May 2012.

Having beaten Barrie Jones to clinch the Welsh crown, problems outside the ring saw the board suspend Churcher’s licence, leaving him to join the Malta Boxing Commission for four fights.

He went on to claim the WBF intercontinental and WBU world middleweight straps in that time but always had the desire to switch back to the BBBofC.

And after that May setback, Churcher is even more eager to make up for lost time, starting tonight with a four-round middleweight scrap against Kent’s Sonny Whiting.

“I want to go out there and look good,” he said.

“I want to show people my skills.

“I’ve got to go into the ring and make a statement, and look good while I’m doing it.

“I don’t just want to win, I want to impress people while I’m winning.

“I’m in great shape, I’ve been training three times a week and my weight is perfect.”

Former British Masters champion Churcher still feels he has titles in him, adding: “I want to fight for the Celtic and British titles at light-middleweight.”

Whiting, 28, has won five of his 26 bouts in the pro ranks, while another was deemed a no contest.

He appeared on the first Welsh Fight Academy promotion in May, losing on points to James Lilley, a possible future opponent for Churcher.

Tonight’s event, the second for Mo Prior’s new venture, sees Whiting climb into the ring for the 10th time this year.

He has won only one of the previous nine, and that came against a fighter in Scott Hillman who has never tasted success as a professional.