Jack Flatley hopes he has proved a few people wrong with his dramatic English title win on Saturday night. 

Farnworth’s ‘Quiet Storm’ picked up the domestic super welterweight title after a thrilling 10-round battle with Shropshire’s Craig Morris at the Whites Hotel. 

The 24-year-old completed a perfect night for Bolton after Jack Cullen won the middleweight strap by overpowering and stopping the game Jack Sellars. 

It could prove to be a major win for Flatley who had only recently come to the end his contract with promoter Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions. 

He hopes more performances like that will see him back in the limelight and mixing it with the best in the 154lb division. 

“I want to be in contention to be fighting for British titles by the end of this year,” said the Alex Matvienko-trained fighter. 

“Maybe I have to box a bit better than that and not get involved in as much as a war.

“This is going to open doors for me now I know that, I’m a champion.

“I’ve just been released by one TV company so maybe they’ll start taking a bit more notice now and I’ll get a bit more exposure now.”

Many ringside felt Flatley’s meeting with former Midlands Area champion Morris ranked as one of the standout fights of the year so far, surpassing most contests seen on the Sky Sports and BT Sport-televised cards.  

The pair went back and forth and traded leather at close quarters non-stop for a pulsating 30 minutes in the headline fight of the night, both men showing incredible heart.  

Some observers had the visitor winning a close contest but it was Flatley who got the nod 98-93, 97-94 and 97-93 on the three judges’ cards leaving Morris and his supporters questioning the decision.

“I thought I won the first three rounds and then the last three or four in my eyes,” said Flatley, who picked up his first professional title.  

“I think Craig took a few in the middle. I just thought, I can’t leave it close. 

“I’ve had enough heartbreak in the past, especially in the amateurs, with close decisions. 

“I just bit down on my gum shield and thought about all the hard work I’d put in for this fight, how many people wanted me to win it. 

“That all helped me get through it.”

Flatley is now unbeaten in 16 fights, his one draw coming against Troy Williamson in June last year.