CHRIS Billam-Smith is eager to put on a show for his home fans when he returns to Bournemouth next month.

The undefeated cruiserweight is set to feature in his eighth professional contest when he competes at the 02 Academy on Saturday, December 15.

A large number of the Dorset fighter’s fans last month travelled to York Hall to see the 28-year-old stop Robin Dupre after five rounds of a Commonwealth title eliminator.

And Billam-Smith was keen to reward his growing fanbase by stepping out at his home venue for the fourth time in the pro ranks.

He told the Daily Echo: “The support I had up in London was brilliant and hopefully those people will support me for this one as well. Hopefully I can put on a bit of a show.

“It’s to keep me active while the Commonwealth belt is getting dealt with. It will be good to get some rounds in.”

An opponent is yet to be announced for the contest, set to take place on Steve Bendall’s ‘Homegrown’ show.

Asked whether his flawless record made it tough to find a suitable fight, Billam-Smith replied: “It’s proving difficult. When you are fighting for titles, it’s a bit easier if there is a belt on the line.

“That’s what people want and they are willing to take risks if there is a reward.

“But if there is a fight back home, it’s not as easy to get an opponent. We just have to try to find the right one. Hopefully it will be someone who is pretty durable.”

The former Poole ABC man stopped Russ Henshaw on his professional debut in Bournemouth almost 13 months ago.

Home victories for Billam-Smith have also come against Gheorghe Danut and Michal Plesnik

Looking ahead, the Shane McGuigan-trained star is poised to face with winner of Wadi Camacho and Arfan Iqbal, who face off for the Commonwealth title a week on Saturday.

‘The Gentleman’ is set to be ringside on a scouting mission that night ahead of the biggest fight of his professional career.

“I am going to go along to it, be ringside and see what they have got to offer,” he added.

“It’s better to watch them personally. Sometimes on TV you don’t get the right angles, so it would be good to watch them there and get a bit more of a feel for them.

“Hopefully I will be able to get that fight in March.”