Scarborough boxer Jamie Scotter battered Polish opponent Przemyslaw Binienda inside one pulsating round to get his pro career off with a bang last Friday in Hull.
Scotter pounced on Binienda after he wobbled and bloodied him with a vicious uppercut, before the referee was forced to step in and save the visitor from further punishment.
A delighted Scotter said: “I don’t usually fight like that to be honest.
“I’ve been fighting as an amateur for a few years now and I’m usually very relaxed, but that was million-miles-an-hour stuff.
“I don’t know if it was the occasion or the reception I got, but it was brilliant.”
Scarborough legend Paul Ingle was given a rousing reception after he was announced on the microphone before the fight, and the Yorkshire Hunter was on the phone to Scotter the next day to offer his support.
“Paul phoned me the next day to offer me his support and advice,” said Scotter.
“He said he was proud of me and that I’d boxed well, but to get back into training for the next one now.
“Paul will play a big part in my boxing career, he’s a big influence on me.”
Scotter admitted to a few pre-fight nerves, but he quickly but those to bed with a razor-sharp, hurtful performance that saw Binienda rescued by the referee a bloodied mess nearing the end of the first round.
“I was a bit nervous, I didn’t expect the fight to go like that at all,” added Scotter.
The Scarborough man will more than likely be back in action in December and he’s hoping his small army of travelling supporters will once again be ringside for his second pro fight.
Scotter said: “The reception was class. My phone has been going crazy since with messages on Facebook and texts.
“I have to thank them all for coming out to support me, and also my sponsors.
“William Hare, Email-Movers, Focus Hygeine, Adam Harvey Joinery and The Living Canvas Tattoo Studio have given me great support.”