JORDAN Flynn hopes to inspire a generation when he headlines Oxford’s first professional boxing show in 60 years.

The lightweight is set to fight at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, October 15, with several of his Oxfordshire counterparts on the card.

Flynn is 6-0 since turning professional and has made London’s York Hall a home from home, winning three bouts at the iconic venue in the last two years.

But this next fight will be extra special for the Oxford boxer, who grew up in Cowley and now lives in Greater Leys.

“It’s around the corner from my house – I can walk there,” Flynn said.

“It’s a chance for all the people who supported me over the years to come and see me, as they can’t normally get to the fights.

“The ticket sales have been going crazy. It will be amazing to headline the event.”

Flynn is set to be joined on the card by another Oxford boxer, featherweight Ciaran Flanagan, and Bradley Townsend, a super-lightweight from Witney, are also expected to be involved.

Their opponents are unconfirmed at this stage, but it promises to be a memorable occasion as the city hosts its first professional show for six decades.

Flynn generally trains in Essex, but he knows the Kassam Stadium event can help drive an interest in boxing in the area.

He said: “You don’t realise the impact you have on young kids, who look up to you.

“They want to get involved – even when I go to the gym at Cowley Centre they want to spar with me.”

The 26-year-old has had a busy year, winning three fights to build up experience in the pro ranks.

Points victories over Marian Marius Istrate and Jahfieus Fahre sandwiched Flynn’s first TKO as a professional against Constantin Radoi in April.

Earlier this summer, he outlined his aim to become a world champion after seeing one of his friends achieve that goal.

Flynn trains at the same Essex gym as Welshman Joe Cordina, who beat Kenichi Ogawa in June to claim the IBF super-featherweight title.

And the rising star revealed he would love to realise his ultimate ambition in his home city.

Flynn said: “Hopefully in the future I can fight for a belt in the middle of the pitch.

“It’s been 60 years, but imagine bringing a World Championship fight to Oxford – it would change the game in the area.

“We might become a fighting city.”