JORDAN Flynn remains unbeaten after making a big impression on the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s comeback fight.

The Cowley boxer won 77-75 on points against Kane Baker at the O2 in London on Saturday night, shortly before Joshua’s own points win against the American fighter Jermaine Franklin.

Flynn now boasts a 9-0 record since his first professional bout in December 2019.

Speaking to this newspaper, he said: “It was a great experience and a good learning fight for me.

“I feel like I won the first four rounds comfortably and then let him get back into it in the fifth and sixth rounds because I switched off a bit.

“The coaches were happy with me because there’s so much I can learn from this fight.

“Everyone was saying it was the best fight of the night and that it should’ve been on later.

“I’ve always been an entertaining fighter though.

“I’m quite aggressive in terms of my fighting, even when I’m on the back foot with my counter-punching.

“I’ve got too much heart and you’ve got to bottle that up a little bit.”

Flynn was also full of praise for Baker, who more than played his part in a fight which drew plaudits from the likes of promoter Eddie Hearn.

“People know how tough he is so it’s a solid name to have on my record,” said Flynn.

“He came to fight for the whole fight, it was a different style for me because he was on it from round one.

“He came to win and he gave it his all.

“It meant everything to him and when they’re desperate to win, it makes it tougher.”

Oxford Mail: Jordan Flynn beat Kane Baker at the O2 in London. Picture: Mark RobinsonJordan Flynn beat Kane Baker at the O2 in London. Picture: Mark Robinson

The bout was also a first eight-rounder for Flynn, who said: “It was more of a mental test. I’ve been training hard physically so it was just about taking that into the ring.

“I felt it was in the seventh or eight round when I was at my best.

“I’m a little bit of a slower starter anyway and you always get that second wind later in the fight.”

Flynn said he was unfazed by the clamour surrounding the fight, which had interest from across the sporting world as former two-time unified world heavyweight champion Joshua returned to the ring for the first time after losing back-to-back bouts against Oleksandr Usyk.

“I felt confident the whole week with the build-up, the press conference and the weigh-in, and I felt that I’m meant to be here,” said Flynn.

“I just stayed focused and got the job done in the ring.

“It doesn’t matter what the venue is, it’s still the same sized ring.

“I want to be fighting again for sure in June.

“Let’s see what shows are happening and see what’s out there.”