Glen Foot made it three wins from three fights after overcoming his toughest test so far in his boxing career against Dee Mitchell at the Doncaster Dome on Saturday.
After the first two fights as a professional ended in 90 second knockouts for the 23 year old, Foot faced a durable Mitchell who took him the full four rounds.
The judges scored the fight 39-38 in favour of the Marley Potts, Sunderland man who was more than happy with his performance.
Glen said: “I boxed his head off for four rounds so I’m over the moon.
“Looking back I think I landed the cleaner shots and worked harder than he did every round.
“I knew that was the key tonight so I’m more than happy with the win.”
Foot weighed in a trim ten stone nine pound and his opponent at ten stone 12 pound, but the difference did not worry Glen.
The first round was a one that Glen had not been passed in his previous bouts and he came out with the same intentions.
Landing shots on Mitchell was a difficult task but when openings came, Foot made sure his opponent knew what he was up against.
Landing flush to rock Dee Mitchell which forced a stumble onto the ropes, Glen followed this with a left hook and then body shots which had his opponent reeling.
As the fourth began it appeared both fighters did not want to have to hear the final bell.
However, it was Glen foot that came out on top in end and had his hand risen immediately by the referee.
Glen added: “He seemed disappointed with the decision but I really don’t know why.
“I think when he looks back over the fight he will realise that he was comfortably beaten and there was no question.”
Training out of East Durham and Houghall College, Peterlee with experienced England coach Dave Binns, Foot acknowledged the work his coach does earlier in the week.
Binns was in the corner for fight and was also pleased with his boxer’s performance.
He said: “I can’t praise Glen enough for what he has done tonight.
“I think he dominated three of the four rounds and the other was a little more even but he still won it.
“Now it is all about moving forward, a win is a win and let’s look to the future, which is an exciting one.”
The headlining bout was a European Bantamweight title fight between Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell and Belgium’s Stephane Jamoye.
The local lad came out on top in a majority decision and reclaiming his title.