ALEX Taylor is looking to make up for lost time and double his pro fights before Christmas.

The ‘Gypsy Prince’, from Darfield, saw off Mancunian John Spencer 40-36 at the Magna Centre in Rotherham on Saturday evening.

It wa a second professional win for the boxer trained by former world champion Junior Witter but his first fight of this calendar year following a hand injury.

Taylor said: “It was an old injury which came back but it’s all healed now and was fine on Saturday and has been fine this week too. I am only a pup so I haven’t lost any time. I would like to fight twice more before Christmas. I would be delighted with that and it would set me up for the new year well.”

The 20-year old dished out punishment to the body in the first round and heavy hooks in the second.

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Taylor’s dominance continued in the third round where a thumping left to the head landed and Spencer was keen to use the ring in the fourth round as Taylor could cruise to a comfortable victory on referee Andy Brook’s card.

Taylor added: “It was definitely a lot better performance than by debut. It was more controlled and there was a lot more pressure.

“As soon as I landed early on in the fight his face changed and he was on his bike.”