Former Workington boxer Josh Baillie was celebrating after lifting the British Boxing Board of Control Midlands Area super featherweight title.

Baillie took on Leo D’Erlanger in the 10-round bout at BCB Promotions’ bill at the Deco in Northampton.

D’Erlanger went into the ring with 14 professional fights behind him, as he boxes out of the Ingle stable in Sheffield.

But in the end Baillie won the title with ease after dominating the contest throughout.

Despite losing the first two rounds, Baillie was hurting his opponent and landing some powerful shots.

And in the third round, Baillie cut his opponent with a right hand shot, and when he took to the corner at the end of the round he decided enough was enough.

D’Erlanger retired before the fourth round began and Baillie had out-performed his opponent to lift the title.

Baillie said: “I really wished the fight had gone longer as I wanted more but I am absolutely over the moon that I hold an area title and now I want to push towards a big goal of mine which is the English title.

“I don’t believe that the English title is out of reach for me and I do believe I’m capable of winning it.”

Baillie was delighted with his performance in the ring and thanked all his supporters for helping him succeed.

He added: “I was getting stronger and warming into the fight when he pulled out, but I boxed away again.

“So to win a legitimate title on the road means all the more to me.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support. It really means a lot to me.”

The 33-year-old, who is currently based in Tamworth, had a pro record of five wins and five defeats before this encounter.

It was a bit of a surprise shot for him at the crown, which was relinquished by James Beech Jr.