SCOTT James was thrilled with his display as he won his 12th professional fight on points.

The Bicester BC super welterweight put in a confident showing to beat Paul Cummings 40-36 at the Corn Exchange in Bedford.

James looked assured against an experienced opponent and he was delighted to emerge victorious in front of a packed out crowd.

He said: “I had a massive following and I’m so appreciative of everyone coming to Bedford to support me.

“I will relax and enjoy my victory for a few days, then I’ll be back in the gym to improve on my performance.”

Bicester BC head coach, Daza Usher, added: “Scott is a model professional.

“He is always in great shape and prepares for every contest meticulously.”

James threatened from the off, ending the opening round with a hook and cross combination.

Both men had found their range by the second round and James continued to impress as he pushed Cummings onto the ropes and landed some heavy hooks.

The Bicester boxer continued where he left off in the third, starting the round with a blistering combination to the head and body.

One right uppercut in the third briefly stunned his opponent, but both men continued to fire punches at each other.

Cummings stayed in the contest and used the ring to his benefit in the final round, but James produced an unrelenting attack before the final bell tolled.

The super welterweight will be back in action in December and is targeting a move to championship level in 2020.