AQIB Fiaz settled his score with Kane Baker with a stylish display seeing him stay unbeaten as a professional.

The 21-year-old won the eight-round super-featherweight contest 77-75 behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena at Milton Keynes on Sunday night.

The build-up had been heated after illness forced the Lees prospect to pull out of their clash in August, the fight being swiftly rearranged by promoter Eddie Hearn.

That wasn’t before Baker accused Jamie Moore-trained Fiaz of ducking him and exaggerating his condition a few weeks earlier.

The former Northside ABC man put that all to one side though and showed off his superior skills on the night, Baker rallying late in the contest to give the scorecards a closer look.

Fiaz, who has won all six fights in the paid ranks, said: “It's been looming now for a long, long time and all I’ve heard is ‘Kane Baker’.

“Everyone around Oldham was talking about Kane Baker, Aqib ‘I can’t wait for you to beat Kane Baker’.

“But I had a lot of respect for him before and all the way through this, even though he disrespected me.

“That’s not me, I don’t do that, so he can talk all he wants and say he won the fight but that’s not me.

“If it had been the other way around and he’d pulled out on the night I’d wish him well like I wish him well now.

“He’s going back to his family safe and sound and so am I and that’s the main thing for me.”

The clash was seen as the first real test of Fiaz’s credentials but he coped with a more experienced fighter in Baker impressively as he looks to move towards domestic title contention in the not too distant future.

"I thought I dropped maybe two rounds. I took those rounds off when I needed a little rest but that was me thinking I was a lot wider ahead,” he said.

“It was my first eight rounder, last time I only fought over four, so it was a big jump up.

“We practiced biding our time, pacing the fight. I was happy with my performance.

"I need to watch it back to score it and stuff but I’m happy enough with it yeah.

"I was pretty comfortable, I’m not going to lie. I knew he was going to bring it. I know what he’s about.

“He’s an all-action fighter, and I can be an all-action fighter too, but tonight was about pacing myself through eight rounds and gaining valuable experience for when I’m in title fights.”