JACK Catterall was ‘over the moon’ after claiming the British super lightweight title with a points decision over Tyrone Nurse.

The Chorley ace impressed in Leeds and maintained his unbeaten record with an excellent display.

The 24-year-old now has 19 successful fights under his belt after claiming the verdict on all three cards, 119-111, 116-113 and 115-114.

‘El Gato’ becomes the latest of a list of Chorley boxers to reach the top of the sport in Britain following in the footsteps of the self-styled Chorley Lurcher Michael Jennings.

The 24-year-old is looking forward to putting his feet up after taking the belt.

He said: “I am really happy about picking up the win and it all went to plan.

“It has been a long hard training camp since I first stepped in the ring.

“I have had the best preparations for it.

“I have not managed to have a look at the video of it yet and I am my own worst critic and there is always room for improvement but I got the win which was the most important thing.

“I am having a little rest for week then I will speak to my manager and Frank Warren and come up with what happens next.

“It is too early to say but it is an interesting division I am in and there are going to be lots of good fights out there.

The former Albany Academy pupil has come a long way in the sport since he started at Chorley ABC.

He said: “I have been working hard climbing up the rankings and training hard to get where I am.

“It is a great achievement to be able to win a British title and it is great to look back on.

“For myself, for the town and supporters and there are lots of great up-and-coming boxers in the town and you hope that it can inspire them to work and give 100 per cent.”

Catterall believes the bout was ‘comfortable’

He said:” I am just hoping that it will now lead me onto bigger and better things.

“People always talk about me managing to keep up my unbeaten record but I just want to be involved in the big fights but that is why you do the sport.”

It is just the latest in the long line of successes for Catterall as among his career achievements included the WBO Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Champion, WBO European Light Welterweight Championship and the BBBofC Central Area Light Welterweight Championship.