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