HADDINGTON boxer Iain Trotter was pleased with a “very dominant” performance as he extended his unbeaten record to six fights on Josh Taylor’s undercard last Saturday evening.

The 23-year-old claimed a points victory over Konstantin Alexandrov in a four-round bout at the Royal Highland Centre.

And Trotter was pleased with his performance against an “awkward” opponent, who spent large parts of the fight on the back foot.

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The former Knox Academy pupil told Courier Sport: “He was very awkward; as soon as I landed my first jab he went into a shell and survival mode but it was good experience and valuable rounds for me.”

Trotter was expected to step up to a six-round contest but found himself in one of two ‘swing bouts’ – brought out to fill time if a fight ends early.

As it panned out, Trotter’s fight took place immediately before county sensation Taylor took to the ring for the evening’s main event, and the 23-year-old said that was a great experience.

“It was incredible being in just before Josh – as I left the changing room I got hit with this wall of sound and I’ve never experienced anything like it,” he said.

“Everyone got behind me.

“I am very blessed to be from East Lothian – everyone gets behind their own. 

“When I was introduced and the crowd roared me on I remember thinking ‘nobody is beating me here tonight’ so I need to thank everyone for the wonderful support as always it’s left me speechless.”

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Trotter also passed on his congratulations to Taylor after the Prestonpans star stopped Miguel Vazquez. 

Meanwhile, as for a possible return to the ring, Trotter was happy to leave that to manager Billy Nelson, but he said: “I’m happy to fight anyone. 

“It’s looking like that will be late January or early February.”

And while Trotter was thrilled with his weekend win, he was keen to get back into the gym this week. 

“Next year is going to be a big year,” he said.