Danny Couzens has vowed to bounce back from his Southern Area title defeat.
Couzens was clearly outpointed by Leon Senior in his crack at the light-heavyweight crown in Bethnal Green on Friday.
The Titchfield battler went down to a 100-90 points loss over 10 rounds in his crack at the crown.
That margin was harsh on the 28-year-old who started brightly and had his moments against Senior.
Couzens had no complaints about defeat, however, and promised to learn from the experience.
He said: ‘He was a good mover and counter-punched really well.
‘I caught him with some good shots but couldn’t keep him in range to let more shots go.
‘His manager said afterwards that’s the best he’s performed.
‘We thought he may tire after five or six rounds but that never happened. I was always in the fight, though, and kept pushing all the time.
‘There’s no excuses. He was the better boxer on the night but I know I gave it everything I had.’
Couzens’ record drops to 5-8-2 with defeat but he stated he will continue boxing.
He said: ‘It’s back to the drawing board now. I’m definitely carrying on.
‘If I was getting bashed up I’d think it was time to retire.
‘I was a bit disappointed but I was never hurt, so hopefully I can come again now.’