Gerard Carroll got his professional career off to the perfect start with a faultless four round victory over Syrian-born Youssef Al Hamidi.
The former Salisbury ABC amateur controlled the bout from first bell to the last and was never troubled by the visitor.
Carroll put his left jab to good use, nullifying Al Hamidi’s limited challenge from distance.
If the first three minutes were to feel his way into the fight, rounds two and three allowed the Liverpudlian to really get comfortable inside the ring; landing a good right to the body in the second before ending the round with a nice right hook to the head.
The 24-year-old landed a sweet right uppercut. Two further straight rights in quick succession gave Carroll a comfortable three round lead going into the final three minutes.
Despite his best efforts to end this early, the bout went the distance with referee Mark Lyson scoring it 40-36 in favour of the debutant from Liverpool.