Mark Heffron was pleased to get the job done and get himself firmly back in contention for major titles with victory in Leeds on Saturday night. 

The Oldham middleweight picked up professional win number 23 by seeing off the durable Daniel Urbanski at the First Direct Arena. 

The former British title challenger dominated proceedings and won every one of the six rounds to take the decision 60-54 on referee Michael Alexander's card. 

'Kid Dynamite' was in action as part of the supporting cast to home favourite Josh Warrington's successful defence of his IBF World featherweight title defence against Kid Galahad. 

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The only downside was a damaged hand which he hopes is just bruised. 

"It was good to be back on a big show," said Heffron, whose only defeat came against Liam Williams for the Lord Lonsdale belt last December. 

"It was a good performance. I just got in there and out-boxed him. 

"I hurt my hand in the second round and was a bit gutted about that.

"It just meant that when I wanted to step on the gas I couldn’t. 

"When I hit him with the right hand I could feel his whole body go to jelly but I just couldn’t follow up and finish it off. 

"I won every round comfortably though. 

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"They are valuable rounds and it’s all good experience at the end of the day. 

"He was a tough lad who took some good shots."

As ever, Heffron was backed by a vocal following from Oldham who enjoyed their night at a show televised live on BT Sport. 

"I want to say a big thanks to everyone who bought tickets and supported me." the 27-year-old said. 

"There were around 250 of them and they made a great noise. It’s really appreciated."

Having come up short in a challenge for the British title at the end of 2018, the former WBC international champion is hoping a chance to lift European honours could be up next.

Heffron has been nominated as a challenger for the European Boxing Union's EU middleweight title. 

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Watford's Elliott Matthews was pencilled in as a potential opponent but pulled out meaning the Oldham man's manager Kevin Maree is waiting to find out who will be in the opposite corner and when the fight might happen. 

Heffron hopes it will be sooner rather than later.

"Hopefully the European title fight is next," he said. 

"I’m being told it could be in September which is great because I really want to keep busy. 

"I’m going on holiday and will rest up for a couple of weeks before getting back at it."