Harvey Dykes’ trainer has explained why he was happy to the distance in his latest win.

The Brighton heavyweight outpointed Mikos Veletic from Bosnia and Herzegovina over six rounds at the York Hall in Bethnal Green.

It was his third win out of three in a professional career which started at the Brighton Centre last November.

Luke Hewett, who was in Dykes’ corner along with Don Charles, was happy with how the fight went.

Hewett said: “There was no question about who had won.

“He looked good. He really needed to get rounds in for the learning part of the pro game.

“He will have learned more from that than he would have done knocking him out.

“We are hoping to do one more six-rounder, then go up to eight.

“It’s working on his mobility. He boxes more like a pro fighter now.

“He is coming forward and moving very well.”

Dykes hopes to fight again in June as one of three more fights this year, then move to a Southern area title shot.

He now heads to Latvia to spar with Mairis Bredis, who is preparing to fight for the vacant IBF cruiserweight crown against Jai Opetaia on the Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk undercard on May 18.

Hewett said: “He will be sparring with a world champion an doing ten rounds so it will get him used to going in with that sort of tough, seasoned fighter.”

Dykes thanked sponsor Marcus Morley for his backing.