Lucy Wildheart hopes some dance training will help her find the right moves to propel herself back into the world lightweight title picture.
She has won 12 of her 13 fights – her only loss was to Estelle Yoka Mossely in 2019 with the IBO title on the line.
The 29-year-old Swede, based in Brentwood, Essex, will face Frenchwoman Marina Sakharov on Friday.
“Hopefully it will put me high in the rankings so I can get a title fight by the summer,” she told BBC Essex.
“It would be a great end to the year. It doesn’t mean I’m going to rest in December, but I can look forward to what happens next year.”
Facing Sakharov in Bethnal Green will be the third fight in three months for Wildheart, who was involved in various dance styles before deciding to take up boxing 10 years ago.
“I did it continuously for about seven years, and two of them were full-time studies,” she added.
“At first it was mixed dance, couple dance, but then I wanted to learn properly like learning contemporary, learning ballet, which I was very interested in – and I still am.
“I wish I could do it now, but I really need to focus on my strength, conditioning and boxing to be where I want to be, but it was a big passion of my life.
“There are so many benefits I got from dancing, first the strength in my feet and around all my joints, I have very strong legs. But also mobility, flexibility.”
Wildheart, who also participates in CrossFit Classes, won her first five fights as a professional before her lone loss to Mossely in France by unanimous decision.
“When I started, I was very confident. I thought I could run to the moon and come back in a day,” she said.
“I had great self-confidence, but I came back down to earth when I realized it was a tougher game than I thought and I had to believe in myself, but also really, really work hard to try to be better.”
Lucy Wildheart was talk to Rob Jolly from BBC Essex.