Inverness heavyweight Gary Cornish is happy to wait for a title shot after securing his 18th straight win as a professional against Croatian Hrvoje Kisicek in Glasgow on Monday night.
The 27-year-old kept his unbeaten record against the Croatian in style in a St Andrews Sporting Club show, knocking Kisicek to the canvas twice in the first round and once in the second before the contest was stopped.
Referee Victor Loughlin halted the bout after two minutes 59 seconds of the second of six scheduled rounds and Cornish is now prepared to be patient as manager Tommy Gilmour plans his next fight.
Gilmour aims to secure a place for the Highlander on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora British and European heavyweight title show in Manchester on Saturday, July 26.
Cornish said: “I am not frustrated by the lack of title contests. I don’t even think about it.
“I have to beat what is put in front of me and when Tommy gets me a title fight I will be more than ready.
“I am only 27 so there is plenty of time.
“My aim is always just to win my next fight, that is as far ahead as I look.
“But it would be great to get on the Chisora-Fury undercard in front of a huge crowd and a global television audience.
“I have sparred with Dereck Chisora, Audley Harrison and David Price.
“I had a limited amateur career (nine fights) and when I first turned pro Tommy said it would be 20 fights before I would go anywhere.
“I think I have pretty much improved with every fight and now I need to keep delivering.”
The Inverness boxer was satisfied with his win against Kisicek.
He said: “My plan was to box more by taking everything slower and I am quite happy with how it went.
“I was not interested in his record or how others have done against him, I just concentrated on myself.
“I am quite happy to have got the stoppage.
“Now I will see what Tommy Gilmour comes up with, but I want to stay as busy as possible.
“I had not fought for nearly six months and I needed to sweep away the cobwebs.
“I felt a wee bit rusty, but the training I have been doing with Paul (Geddes) is like having a fight every week.
“The different type of training is helping me.
“You can tell that over my last six fights.
“My power, speed and fitness is coming on brilliantly and it’s all coming together.”