Ladbroke Grove’s David Adeleye says he is eager to get another crack at British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Fabio Wardley.

The 26-year-old admitted he got his game management tactics completely wrong after Wardley ended his unbeaten record on the undercard of the Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou showpiece on Saturday.

Ipswich-based Wardley, who is promoted by Dagenham-born Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, put Adeleye down with a peach of a left hook in the seventh round.

And from the restart he outboxed the former Dale Youth ABC representative during his all-out onslaught that prompted referee John Latham to stop the bout after two minutes 43 seconds.

Wardley, who was making his first British title defence since defeating Nathan Gorman 11 months ago at Wembley’s SSE Arena, advanced his unbeaten record to 17 while Adeleye lost his first bout in 13 outings since switching to the paid ranks in December 2019.

Adeleye, who is managed by Islington-born Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren, reacted angrily to Latham's stoppage decision but told TNT Sports: "I think my game management was wrong, my legs weren't with me.

"I'm a man, humble in victory and humble in defeat. He got me with a jab and a thumb went into my eye. I couldn't really see him.

"I aimed to throw a shot to gauge where he was. Listen, I ain't lost a fight in God know's how many years in the amateurs. Every loss I did have, I avenged.

"Hopefully the rematch is on the cards. I'm p****d the referee stopped me, I was still there, give me another 10 seconds.

"I've never been down. I just about beat the count. I don't know when to get up, I don't go over in fights.

"Credit to him, I'm a fighting man, I'm 26, people can ridicule me. Hopefully we can run it back. I want Wardley again."