Knock­out vic­tory in de­but show­ing Willy Hutchi­son im­presses in first pro bout

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Michael Tem­lett

Shotts boxer Wi l l y Hutchi­son wowed in his pro­fes­sional de­but with a knock­out win.

The for­mer Springhill ABC boxer only needed a minute and a half to beat At­tila Ti­bor Nagy at the O2 in London.

Hutchi­son has been tipped for the top af­ter a su­perb am­a­teur ca­reer which re­sulted in seven Western District ti­tles, six Scot­tish ti­tles and four Bri­tish ti­tles.

On top of that, Hutchi­son then be­came a his­tory maker as he was the first Scot to win the World Youth Cham­pi­onship gold.

Now Hutchi­son is look­ing to make it two wins out of two as he gets set to fight on the un­der­card of the David Haye and Tony Bellew clash next month at the O2.

The 19-year-old, who is signed to Hayemaker Pro­mo­tions, can’t wait to get back in the ring.

He said: “It was a fan­tas­tic start and I’m happy with my per­for­mance so I’m just look­ing to the fu­ture now.

“The big­ger the crowd the bet­ter and you’re go­ing to see who I am.

“Com­ing out to mu­sic, not wear­ing a head­guard and all these things which made it dif­fer­ent to am­a­teur box­ing I loved.

“If I could do it all again now I would do it.

“I’m just lov­ing what I’m do­ing be­cause I’m in a good zone and I have a good cir­cle around me.

“I’m get­ting on with every­one (at Hayemaker Pro­mo­tion) and every­one is get­ting on with me and it’s a fan­tas­tic cir­cle.

“I’m only young so I just want to en­joy it and take my time.

“I’ll be at su­per mid­dleweight go­ing for­ward but put me in at any weight and I’ll be OK.”

Springhill ABC head coach Frank De­laney in­sists he al­ways had faith in Hutchi­son’s tal­ents.

Now he is thrilled to see him climb­ing the lad­der and said: “When he was nine he came to train­ing and from very early on you could see he had some­thing special.

“I’m not go­ing to pre­tend that I knew he would achieve ev­ery­thing that he has be­cause you can’t pre­dict that.

“But I knew he was ca­pa­ble of do­ing some­thing special.

“He used to come to our train­ing and give it his all and his dad al­ways said he would be well asleep on the way back.

“He was com­mit­ted back then and he still is which is how he’s man­aged to get where he is.

“He has an in­ner con­fi­dence but isn’t ar­ro­gant and that’s a special qual­ity and it makes him pop­u­lar with a lot of the box­ers.”

Win­ner Willy Hutchi­son

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