Scotstoun boxer Ahmed Ibrahim took bis professional record to nine wins from 12 bouts last weekend as he brushed aside Stockport’s Jamie Quinn at the Lagoon Centre in Paisley.

A mismatch in terms of skill, this was only ever going to end in Ibrahim’s favour as the 27-year-old looked to keep himself sharp with bigger fights on the horizon.

Ibrahim was set to fight for the Celtic Lightweight title in Wales last month but with that called off at the last minute, the ‘Black Assassin’ used the Quinn bout as a tune up with an eye on moving up a weight class.

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He said: “I’m delighted to get another win on my record. I was supposed to be fighting for the Celtic title a few weeks ago in Wales before Gavin Gwynne pulled out so this was the ideal type of fight to keep me ticking over and sharp ahead of bigger and better fights in the summer.

“I won five of the six rounds on Saturday but I wasn’t happy with my own performance at all. I know I can perform to a much higher level and I have done in the past but it was just one of those nights.

“I knew I wouldn’t get the stoppage as Jamie is a tough boy who has only been knocked out once in 89 fights but I was just disappointed in my performance overall. I could have and should have done much better.”

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Whether fighting against a professional journeyman or a seasoned pro, winning when not at your best is the mark of a talented fighter and Ibrahim did just that as he cruised to the 59-56 points win against Quinn - his second victory of the year after another routine outing against Gary McGuire in January.

Fighting under the Kynoch Boxing stable, Ibrahim is now set to move up a weight class to challenge for the Scottish super-lightweight title on June 15.

He added: “That’s two wins from two so far this year but I need to move away from that level now. No disrespect to Jamie Quinn or Gary McGuire but I need to move up and test myself more against guys at a much higher level.

“I’ve decided to move up to super-lightweight in June. I’m hoping to fight for the Scottish super-lightweight title against a boy called Martin Taylor. He’s in the same gym as me with Kynoch so I do know a bit about him.”