CHARLIE FLYNN has revealed he expressed his fears about Ryan Collins' head butt tactics ahead of his Celtic lightweight title fight on Saturday night.

The Mailman missed out on landing the vacant belt after the bout was stopped in the third round at the SSE Hydro.

Flynn suffered a deep cut above his left eye after Collins caught him with a head butt and the ringside doctor called a halt to proceedings.

It was a frustrating end to the night for the 23-year-old after a solid performance in the opening rounds of a competitive clash.

And Flynn admits he may not consider a rematch with the Irvine fighter as he faces another spell out of the ring.

He said: “We know Ryan Collins, we’ve watched him.

“His last fight got stopped because of a head butt, the one before got stopped with a head butt. He’s renowned for it.

“We spoke to the ref before the fight and told him ‘head butts, make sure he doesn’t fall in with his head. Blah blah blah’.

“Then the third round came and I made him miss and he just fell in. Bang. Head butt.

“People say it was stopped because of an accidental head butt in less than four rounds then it’s a draw. It was only the third so it doesn’t go to a score card. Nobody is a winner.

“The fight might come on again, it might not. You might fight him and the exact same thing just happens again and puts you out for another three months.

"The doctor has already given me 90 days because of the cut is so deep.

“It’s 25 stitches and 90 days out. I was boxing the head off him. I’d have stopped him in a couple of rounds.

“I don’t even need a rematch, if I get one it’ll probably happen again because it happens in around 80 per cent of his fights. That’s the last thing I need.”