Britain’s cruiserweight prospect Jack Massey took his professional record to an impressive 16-0 last night, against fellow Brit Kent Kaupinen, at King George’s King Hall in Blackburn.
Massey, 25, won with a dominant points decision victory over his opponent.
The Derbyshire fighter had to shake off some ring rust after not fighting competitively since December.
He was concerned prior to the fight about how his timing and finding his range would be in the ring.
He said: “It felt a bit out in the first round, but after the first round it came on a little bit, and begun to get my timing back.”
But the fighter nicknamed as “one smack” felt he shook off his ring rust better than he would have first expected.
Overall Jack was happy that he got important rounds under his belt, which will help him down the line.
The boxer, promoted by Frank Warren, claimed he had the perfect training camp, with no injuries, and plenty of sparring, and now wants to challenge himself at a higher level.
Warren has pencilled Massey in to fight on his May show on the Josh Warrington v Kid Galahad undercard for the vacant European WBO international belt, but the opponent is unknown.
He will hope that will catapult him into a shot for the British and Commonwealth titles against former GB Olympian Laurence Okolie.