Croydon boxer Ross Dimmock is looking to make up for lost time after scoring a second consecutive stoppage victory on Saturday night.

Having made his Queensbury Boxing League debut in October with a crunching first round win, the 35-year-old was made to wait longer this time against the valiant James Holcombe, before halting proceedings in the second.

The personal trainer, who competes out of Dynamo Boxing Club in Croydon, gave credit to his opponent.

He said: “I didn’t know much about him beforehand. From what I knew he had more ring experience than me, but he didn’t have the power that I have.

"After I knocked him down I didn’t want him to get up, but he was really tough."

He added: “I work on my strength all the time at the gym and I think that showed. I boxed better than my debut, but I still didn’t use my jab the way I wanted, so there’s room for improvement.”

Former Muay Thai contestant Dimmock repeatedly hurt his younger opponent with some vicious looking body shots and he admitted it was no fluke.

He said: “I love body shots. I work on them all the time at the gym with my trainer Martin Dilworth and I’m able to bring them up under the guard from my southpaw stance.

“I love my jab though, so that’s what I want to show more of in my next match.”

Both of Dimmock’s league bouts have taken place at the Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park, and he was quick to thank the fans that have supported him so far.

“There was a lot of support from the gym, and I think I’ll have more friends coming next time. Winning always helps and we all love the venue," he said.

“I’ve suffered from nerves in the past so I just need to keep building my experience up. I started quite late so I want to move up the league’s ladder now.”