HEATON boxer Khaleel Majid extended his perfect professional record to nine wins from nine on a bill at Oldham Leisure Centre last weekend.

The talented 24-year-old super lightweight triumphed on points 60-54 after six tough rounds against Southampton-based Russian Alexey Tukhtarov.

And he was delighted to get more rounds under his belt against the 36-year-old veteran in his third fight since returning to action following an enforced break due to the pandemic.

In a post-fight interview with BBTV Boxing YouTube channel, Majid, nicknamed ‘The Major’, said: “I am delighted.

“That is what I wanted, to fight someone who would give me the rounds and the distance

“My coach, Paulino, prepared me well for this fight and we had good sparring even though we didn’t know who I would be fighting until late in the day.

“The main thing for me is to keep improving. I am obsessed with improving.

“Every fight I want to keep getting better and better.

“I want to keep fighting and looking to knock on doors for titles.

“I must thank the support again who back me.

“When it gets tough in the ring and you hear the crowd supporting you, it makes it a lot easier.”

Majid is keen to get back in the gym as soon as possible but admits he is taking a break now for Ramadan.

He believes it will also give his body a rest after a hectic schedule since returning after the various lockdowns.

He added: “I was out for two years with the pandemic but this was my third fight back.

“I train all the time but Ramadan is coming up, so I will do my full month of fasting and when that is over, I want to get back out there quickly.

“I was meant to fight in Bolton in April but hopefully the next date will not be too long.

“It will give me a chance to rest a few niggles which I have been carrying as well during Ramadan.”