Newarthill boxer Charlie Flynn was not too disheartened he was unable to finish off Andy Harris in Newcastle on Saturday night.
In his second professional fight the lightweight had his opponent down in the third, but was unable to finish the job and had to settle for a 40-35 points victory.
Flynn said: “It went well enough, I perhaps didn’t box as well as I can, but that was just down to losing a couple of weeks off my training camp.
“When I put him down in the third I should have stopped him, but lacked the foot speed to move in for the kill.
“Similarly he spent most of the night holding and I wasn’t able to step back to get my shots off.
“However, Harris has been around a lot longer than me so it was good to be in there with a guy who knows all the tricks and uses his head and his elbows.
“Yes, I’d have liked the stoppage, but in the long run another round under my belt won’t do any harm.”
Despite having to get back on the treatment table after the fight, Flynn will be back in the gym later this week ahead of his next outing.
He said: “Eddie Hearn told me it was a good performance and would be looking to get me back in the ring at the end of May or start of June, probably on another televised card.
“My back and my groin are sore after the fight and I injured my knuckle so will need to take a bit of time to heal.
“However, I’ll be back out running tomorrow (Thursday) and in the gym on Friday and with seven or eight weeks to go I’ll be 100 per cent by the time the fight comes along and will have a full training camp so hopefully next time can perform like I know I can.”
Flynn’s fight with Harris was not shown on Sky Sports’ Fight Night Live show on Saturday, but fans will be able to see it on Ringside tomorrow (Thursday) night.