QBL regional Welterweight ruler Tony Ayinde has tageted winning the competitions national title as his next boxing goal, after successfully defending is title on Saturday night at the league's season opener.
The 24 year-old champion from Kingston in Surrey secured the victory over experienced challenger Lee Cannon in the Who Dares Wins main event with a unanimous points decision, and after controlling the majority of the action during the contest the champion now believes he is ready to move up in the division and take on tougher challenges.
In the build to the showdown both champion and challenger promised to secure the victory in what many saw as a crossroads fight for the duo, but it was the Kingston stylist who made good on his pre fight prediction of being just too tricky for Cannon to work out.
Talking after his latest triumph the champion said " The hardest part of the fight for me was making the weight as I came in a couple of pounds over and had a battle to shed the weight, but in the fight I felt I won every round and in the end I could see he did not want it any more"
" In the lead up to the fight Cannon was a big talker and he got me worried as he was sounding very confident, but when it came to the fight is wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be and that is down to all the hard training and sparring I did"
" For me now the plan is to keep improving and to get as much experience as I can in the league as I'm still learning, but when I first joined the show my aim was to win all the belts and that is still what I'm aiming to do.
Ayinde's next contest will feature on the league's "High Stakes" promotion taking place on Saturday May 14th at the Millennium Arena at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex.