CHRIS Billam-Smith admitted he may be expecting a few boos from the away end when showing off his newly-won Commonwealth title at Vitality Stadium tomorrow.

The Bournemouth cruiserweight has been invited to be Cherries’ fans’ champion ahead of the Premier League showdown with Liverpool (3pm).

The 29-year-old won the belt after a brutal fifth-round stoppage of Merseysider Craig Glover in Liverpool last month.

An avid Cherries fan, the former Poole ABC man is relishing stepping out at the Dorset venue.

He told the Daily Echo: “It’s going to be a bit surreal.

“Hopefully I won’t get booed by too many of the Liverpool fans! It would be interesting to know if any of them were at the fight and if any of them were Craig Glover fans.

“I will be listening out for a few boos on Saturday from the away end – we will see how we get on.”

He added: “I did a half-time pitch walk the night before my pro debut – just more than two years later I am going on the pitch with a belt.

“That is really nice, one day hopefully we will have a ring on the pitch and I will be walking out onto that and fighting for titles.

“That’s the dream and it’s all little steps towards building that, building the fanbase and hopefully people like what they are seeing at the moment.

“Hopefully, they get behind me and we can make that dream happen.”