Enfield heavyweight Ryan Charles overcame the disappointment of his cancelled May bout by securing his sixth win from six professional fights in Saturday’s re-scheduled fight.

Charles secured a 40-36 points victory over Hoddesdon’s Colin Goldhawk, his original opponent, at the iconic York Hall in Bethnal Green.

The fight had originally been scheduled for Saturday, May 25 but was cancelled after too many other fighters pulled out of the show.

However, Charles, who has represented Saint Lucia at the Commonwealth Games, didn’t let that affect him and suggested it may have even worked in his favour.

He said: “I was really geared up for the first time but if anything, it [the cancellation] was a good thing because it gave me more time to train and more time to focus on a game plan of what I was going to do, so I think it was a positive.

“This time around, I felt so ready. I knew that I hadn’t cut any corners and I knew that I was prepared. I was just ready on the day.”

Charles garnered plenty of experience as an amateur, appearing at the Amateur World Championship and the qualifiers for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as the Commonwealths, and his time in the professional ranks so far has been as positive as his amateur period suggested it would, obtaining six straight wins as a pro.

And the 32-year-old was happy to add another win and fine performance to his record.

He said: “I’m delighted. I’m proud of the progress and I just want to keep on moving forward, keep on winning, have bigger challenges and bigger fights and hopefully soon I’ll start boxing for titles.

“I was very pleased with my performance because I was trying new things. I was letting a lot more combinations go, and I was even switching to southpaw, which I’ve never done in a fight. I’ve only done that in sparring, and it worked out quite well. I’m pleased that all of the things I’ve been working on with my coaches have paid off.

“I’m normally orthodox. Occasionally I’ll mess about and go southpaw in training, but I’ve never really done it. I think I could possibly switch and mix it around between orthodox and southpaw. I’ve got quite good balance. I’m not ambidextrous but I’m pretty good with my left as well.”

After a two-month gap between this success over Goldhawk and his previous win over Miles Willington, it could now be a quick return to the ring for Charles with a July fight possibly on the cards.

He said: “I could potentially be fighting on July 20 but it’s a bit soon so I might wait a bit. My aim is to come down to cruiserweight so I might wait until September which will give me enough time to get to the weight. I’ll speak to my coaches and see what they think is best.”