PORTLAND’S Jack Carter withstood the fury of the unorthodox Victor Edagha to triumph in his second professional bout at Westlands Leisure Centre in Yeovil.

It has been an arduous wait for Carter, who has twice seen fights come and go due to an injury, and the headline bout being pulled since his successful debut last year.

Carter beat Edagha by the same scoreline that he won by in his first fight, 40-36.

Carter said: “I won every round again, it went the full way but I won every round.

“It was really good, he was a very awkward boxer. I have never come across a style like he had before. He was very awkward and he tried to spoil your work, but he was experienced but I just had to keep my composure and not do anything silly.

“It was a really good learning fight for me.

“He is a vicious puncher, he put a lot of power into every punch he had.

“It was a good win, I am 2 and 0 now so onto the next one.”

Reflecting on the gap between fights, Carter said: “It felt like my debut again with the time I had to wait.

“But it was good, I am happy with it.”

Carter had a lot of people in support for the bout from Weymouth and Portland, which he had previously admitted in the build-up to the fight, could be the closest one he will get to his home town of Portland.

Members from Portland Amateur Boxing Club, where Carter is from, also turned up to give him support for the fight.

Carter added: “That was the first pro boxing show there for years, so it was good to be part of that, nice to box somewhere different and close to home.”

Carter’s next fight will be on the 15th of June at the Bournemouth o2.

In preparation for it, Carter will take the rest of the week off before he gets back into training for the June fight.