After the dust had settled, the interviews recorded, the photos taken, the fans rushed to get his signature, the slaps on the back, new Scottish bantamweight title holder Kash Farooq headed back to his dressing room.

His trainers Craig Dickson and Colin Bellshaw at Renfrewshire Boxing help him take his gloves off and cut the tape off his hands. After getting changed and looking at his prize, it slowly begins to sink in for the Knightswood boxer.

“I’m over the moon, I honestly can’t explain how I feel. I’ve worked so hard for this,” Farooq said.

The 21-year-old defeated Scott Allan after his corner threw the towel in during the eighth round. But it was away from the bright lights of the ring at St Andrew’s Sporting Club’s event on Thursday night at the Radisson Blu where the fight was really won.

The early starts, the sprints up hills, the weights, the sparring, hitting the same pads, looking at the same four walls week-in week out.

The countless hours spent preparing for the fight were all worth it.

He proved the doubters wrong.

When he burst onto the Scottish boxing scene with his points victory over Shotts fighter Allan in January, few predicted that night Farooq would walk away victorious.

This time there were no doubts, it was was a convincing display from start to finish.

While Allan valiantly tried to compete, Kash was just too quick for him. As the fight wore on, Allan's nose and right eye were too bloodied to continue, with his corner deciding enough was enough.

“A lot of people thought it was a fluke the first time, a mistake. That’s why the rematch has happened this time and I put that right, I righted a wrong,” added the 21-year-old.

“I knew after the first round I had him, I knew the fight was going to be mine, [with] my speed, my power and my fitness.

“I’m getting more experience as the fights are going on and I showed I’m a different class from him.

“I don’t mean it in a bad way or anything, but I just showed we’re a different class. I’ve trained far too hard for it.”

The toils of his labour were there to see for his family and friends, who roared him on from the first bell until late into the night.

He said: “That gives you extra motivation, every time I was landing a punch and they’re screaming, it gives you a drive to keep on going forward.

“They were brilliant, I can’t think my fans enough.”

The fight was also a British Title fight eliminator, meaning he will have his chance to add another belt to his collection as he looks to continue his unbeaten start to professional boxing, winning all eight contests. Northern Irishman Ryan Burnett is the current holder of the title, with 18 fights, 18 wins with 9 knockouts to his name.

The last time Scotland had a British bantamweight title holder was exactly 23 years ago from Farooq’s win over Allan, when Drew Doherty toppled Adey Benton to lift the title in 1994.

But the 21-year-old is not thinking too far into the future. He knows his career is in good hands.

Farooq added: “I’ll leave that to my promoters, I’m a fighter at the end of the day, that’s what I do, I don’t do the contracts all I do is just come and fight and that’s me.

“I’ll leave it to my trainers and my promoter Ian Wilson. He’ll produce the goods, I know he will. He’s done it right from the start.”

Kash also thanked his sponsors Wokstar, Castle Removals, Big Licks and Sweet Science Apparel for their support.