Commonwealth Games golden boy Frankie Gavin is reaping the benefits of his success Down Under as he targets more amateur success this year.
In his first fight since topping the podium in Melbourne, Gavin outscored Anton Ryzhikov 21-7 in Bethnal Green, London as England over-came a solid Russian team 6-2.
The Birmingham lightweight, who remains good friends with his former amateur rival Amir Khan, is focusing his sights on the notoriously tough European Championships in Bulgaria in July.
But in the meantime Gavin is intent on enjoying the fruits of his labour and admitted: "I am recognised everywhere I go in Birmingham and girls have been throwing themselves at me.
"I have been invited out to dinners and onto the pitch at Birmingham City, which has all been great, but now it is all about getting back into top shape for some really hard fights ahead."
Gavin struggled to shake off the rust against Ryzhkikov but was still easily good enough to claim victory. He added: "If I can beat a Russian without boxing at my best, it is encouraging."
The fast-punching Gavin is a certainty to be named in the England team for the European Championships in Plovdiv in July, which will provide a further test of his true Olympic credentials.
Gavin said: "These big tournaments are tough but a lot of it depends on the draw. If the draw goes well, I can see no reason why I won't come away with a medal from them."