BRADFORD-BASED boxer Tauseef Suleman made a successful return to the ring following injury with a unanimous points victory.

Representing Dewsbury boxing club KBW, Suleman was taking part in his first bout after a six-month layoff due to an elbow injury.

Boxing in Nottingham at a show hosted by Hucknell Boys ABC, he was up against home fighter Ryan Cash in a 63kg clash.

From the opening bell, Suleman was forced on the backfoot but once he began to judge the distance between himself and his opponent, he caught Ryan with some great combinations.

This did not deter Cash from coming forward and he continued to fire his jab at the start of the second round. Cash tried to unload when in close, but Suleman showed some impressive defence.

The Hucknall boxer tried to trap his Bradford opponent against the ropes but Suleman slipped an incoming cross from Ryan and landed a solid uppercut backhand combination.

Spotting the damage to Cash's nose from the uppercut, the bout was stopped until the doctor gave him the all-clear to continue.

Knowing that he could hurt Cash, Suleman started to display his boxing skills and pick Ryan apart as the third round got underway.

Rather than go all out, knowing he'd been out of the ring and needing the rounds, Suleman would break Ryan's guard with his jab and then shot a straight backhand down the middle. Whenever Ryan threw a counter punch back, Suleman would simply step out of the way and land his own punches.

At the end of the bout, the Bradford ace was awarded with a unanimous points decision.

Suleman, who is starting a degree at Bradford University, is looking forward to continuing his education and proving himself in and outside of the ring.