Rendall Munroe was pleased with his steady if unspectacular return to the ring which saw him secure a unanimous win over Andrei Isaeu on Saturday.
Munroe lost his WBC super-bantamweight title fight against Toshiaki Nishioka in Japan in October but was never in trouble at the MEN Arena in Manchester.
The Leicester man needed all 12 rounds to see off the dogged Belarusian with scores of 115-114, 116-112 and 117-112.
He told BBC Radio Leicester: "I did what I was asked and got 12 rounds in."
The victory, in Munroe's first fight since switching to Hatton Promotions from previous promoter Frank Maloney, also saw him win the WBA international super-bantamweight belt.
And although his focus remains on trying to build up to securing another world title shot, Munroe insists he is not planning too far ahead at the moment.
"It's another one to the list of titles," he added. "We'll take it as it comes. I'll enjoy the moment. I won't look too far ahead."