Unbeaten Brymbo boxer Aron Canning has kept his ambitions of a title fight on course with another impressive victory.

The 30-year-old light heavyweight claimed a unanimous points victory in his four-round bout with the more experienced Czech fighter Jindrich Velecky.

Roared on by raucous travelling support at the fight in Stoke's Kings Hall, Canning made light work of his opponent despite breaking a bone in his left hand in the opening round.

He said: "The strapping wasn't right under my gloves and I could feel the pain through the padding when I was connecting with my left.

"What the fight has taught me is to take better care of my my hands pre-fight, because going the distance with an injury is really hard-going.

"It was tough in there. His head was like a rock and he wasn't too mobile so it was up to me to make the moves around the ring and find a way to beat him.

"But I boxed smart and even though I was glad to hear the final bell ring I knew I'd won every round and the fight was mine.

"It's the first time I've been four rounds with anyone, which I think is an accomplishment in itself.

"It shows people that I can box too and that there's more to my style than just being a banger who's just looking for knockouts."

A third successive career victory came despite a switch in his scheduled opponent, after fellow Welshman Jamie Ambler withdrew from the card.

Lesser-known Eastern European fighters or Velecky were the options proffered by the event's promoters, with Canning opting for the latter.

"I wanted to test myself properly" he added.

"After so much intense training and preparation, I didn't want it to be comfortable or predictable on the night.

"I'm looking to get two more fights in before the end of the year. Another four-round bout in September hopefully, and I'll be throwing myself into preparing for that straight away.

"After that, I want a six-round contest against another strong opponent to try to make it five wins from five heading into next year.

"Most title challengers have seven or eight fights behind them, so if I can keep up this standard then hopefully I'll put myself in that position over the next 18 months.

"When it happens is not my decision to make, but I'm 30 now and I haven't got time to waste.

I'll take each fight as it comes and do my homework on whoever I'm up against. Hopefully in time I'll put myself where I want to be."