Jason Cunningham has vowed to bounce back from the first significant set back of his career as a better boxer.
And the Woodlands fighter is out to do that back down at super flyweight after earning an immediate route towards the British title.
Cunningham was on the wrong end of a split decision in his Commonwealth bantamweight title fight with Ross Burkinshaw last weekend.
But the disappointment has not lasted too long for the 24-year-old after the British Boxing Board of Control validated a clash with him and Don Broadhurst as a final eliminator for the British super flyweight crown, to take place on November 29 in Doncaster.
“The first thing I said was that I didn’t want to come back in an easy fight so I’m over the moon about this opportunity,” Cunningham told the Star.
“I’m determined to bounce back quickly and this is a fantastic opportunity for me.
“It was supposed to be my night against Ross but it didn’t turn out that way. I still don’t think I lost the fight but that doesn’t matter.
“All I know is that I never ever want to feel again like I did after that result.
“I’m going to take some beating in the future.”
Explaining the drop to super flyweight, Cunningham says he was making bantamweight far too easily and feels he can be a stronger fighter at a lower weight.
He said; “I was under the weight limit so easily and I think I’m losing out.
“People will come into the fight much heavier and you’re at a disadvantage.
“I’ll have no problems making the weight and I think it’ll give me that strength that I need.”