Wycombe boxer Ben Smith made it nine wins from nine fights as he easily beat off the challenge of Lee Connelly on points in their light-welterweight clash at York Hall on Saturday.

Smith, 22, comfortably outgunned his rival and was very pleased with how he performed.

He said: "That was probably the best I have ever fought in my career so far.

"Overall I felt really good and hit him with some good punches. My coach [Barry Smith] was really pleased as well.

"I wanted a stoppage but every time I hit him, he covered up and walked around the ring so made it difficult in that respect.

"I wanted to put on a really good show and I think I did that and overall it was very pleasing to win in six rounds. I only got hit with two punches the whole fight and if you said that to me before the fight, I would have been very happy with that."

Smith is yet to confirm his next bout but he is hoping to move up to eight rounds for a potential title fight in the next few weeks.

He added: "I hope my next fight is on May 25 and then that can be against an unbeaten fighter.

"That will hopefully be eight rounds and it is all about keeping on learning. If I can do that, then that will be great.

"I am straight back into training to aim for that date and am straight back in the gym to keep my fitness up. I feel in good shape and can't wait to get back out there as soon as I can."