Kingston boxer Anthony Ayinde go an easier ride than expected when he retained his Queensbury Boxing League welterweight title on Saturday.

Ayinde completed the first successful defence of his crown at the Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel in West Sussex, as he proved too slippery for challenger Lee Cannon in securing a comfortable unanimous points victory.

It kicked off the first Queensbury show of 2016 in style and the night’s main attraction is keen to build on his success as soon as he can.

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Toe to toe: Anthony Ayinde and Lee Cannon go at it in West Sussex on Saturday

“Fighting Cannon was far easier than I thought it was going to be, and other than a few head clashes he just wasn’t able to trouble me,” he said.

“In the build up to the fight he was a big talker which made me think I was going to be in for a hard fight, but on the night he was not as good as I thought he was going to be and I found it really comfortable in the fight”

“As I said before the fight people think they are going to be able to figure me out when the step into that ring to try and beat me, but I’m a difficult puzzle to solve, and Cannon just could not work me out”

He added: “After Saturday’s win I just want to keep improving and build on my experience.

“I’m still young with lots to learn but I’m already looking ahead to the next fight and I’ll probably be back out in May after a short rest”

Appearing on the undercard of the Ayinde versus Cannon contest, Kingston cruiserweight Miles Gordon-Darby showed just why he is being touted as a future champion in the division after blowing away Polish tough guy Matt Jaworski in the opening round of their clash.

Returning to action after nearly a year on the sidelines, Gordon-Darby looked more than impressive as he sent Jaworski tumbling to the canvas before either man had broken a sweat.

And even though the Pole managed to regain his feet to continue, the Kingston man was merciless in cutting his rival down once more with a brutal barrage of punches that finished the fight convincingly.