Hackney's Viddal Riley is keen to win the British cruiserweight title and be an outright owner of the prestigious Lonsdale belt.

The 26-year-old clinched his first professional belt, the English cruiserweight title, at Bethnal Green's York Hall on Saturday, defeating fellow unbeaten prospect Nathan Quarless in convincing fashion.

Riley registered a 100-90 points win from all three scoring judges to stretch his 100 per cent record to 10 wins since switching to the paid ranks in November 2018.

The contest very much turned out to be a one-sided affair as the much touted and multi-talented Riley, who is trained by his father Derrick, controlled his game opponent with ease.

"I'm finally legitimate," Riley told Sky Sports.

"I want to thank my whole team, especially my dad. It's something he said I could achieve and we're on our way, so I'm very happy."

Despite dominating 28-year-old Quarless throughout, Riley - who out of the boxing ring is also a music rapper - insisted the experienced 12-fight Liverpudlian was still a very worthy opponent and a decent scalp to have on his record.

"Nathan's been boxing for a long time," added Riley.

"He knows the slippery moves and knows how to survive so that's why it was important and it is important that we trained for the distance.

"We had the ability to finish people, but if it goes the distance we're there and as you see we can win every round and in different ways too."

Riley is keen to meet the winner of the much-awaited October 21 clash between British title holder Mikael Lawal, of Shepherd's Bush, and Brixton-based Isaac Chamberlain at The O2 Arena in North Greenwich.

The bout is chief support to the all-South London clash between European and Commonwealth champion Dan Azeez and good friend Joshua Buatsi, with tickets available online at boxxer.com or axs.com.

And if and when Riley does have that opportunity to win the British cruiserweight title then he must make three successful defences to have the Lonsdale belt for keeps.

"The cruiserweight division is very exciting," he said.

"Naturally the progression is the British. Maybe have one defence at this or see how things go, but definitely aiming at the British.

"I'd like to win the Lonsdale belt. There's only one Lonsdale belt in each division which is prestigious and I want to be a part of that."

Riley's promoter, BOXXER chief executive and founder Ben Shalom, added: "He’s moving really quickly so I think he’ll have his eyes on Mikael Lawal and Isaac Chamberlain ‪on October 21.‬

"He's the most improved fighter in our stable, the best mover in the division by a country mile, fantastic!"