Glaswegian boxer Stewart Burt admits to being gutted at missing out on the Scottish welterweight title at the weekend, but he believes that he will bounce back stronger from his defeat.

The 27-year-old lost on points to Kirkintilloch’s Ally Black on Saturday, suffering the first defeat of his professional career and while he admits there was little to split the pair, he believes he perhaps did enough to have taken the title.

“Although it was a tough fight, I did think that I had potentially done enough to win,” said Burt.

“It’s down to the judges opinion though.”

And Burt is confident that he will learn from the experience, not least from going ten rounds for the first time in his career.

“There’s positives to take from any experience and you can always pick out things that you can improve on so that’s what I’ll do now," he said.

“I think it was important to go ten rounds and it’s definitely a confidence booster. For me, going in, there wasn't doubt but there’s that feeling in your mind of slight apprehension when you’ve never done something before.

"So I’m glad that I’ve got that experience now and I really enjoyed it. I’ve always said that I suit the longer fights and so I’m now looking forward to getting more of those.”

Burt admits that he is looking forward to a well-earned rest over the next week or two but once his body has recovered from the weekend’s bout, he will turn his attention to where he goes from here, with the Glaswegian already touting a potential rematch with Black.

“It had been a long camp so I’m going to take a few weeks off and let my body and my mind deflate for a bit before I get back into it," he said.

"It’s hard to know right now what I want and boxing can be a bit of a lottery in terms of what’s going to happen. But if you wee to ask me in a couple of weeks time, I think I’d say that I’d want a rematch with Ally Black for the Scottish title.”