Shaun Morton plans on building a fan-base through pure entertainment as he prepares to make his pro debut.
His paid bow arrives when BCB Promotions host their next show at the Park Inn Hotel, in Northampton town centre (Silver Street), on Friday February 24.
Morton will turn over in a middleweight contest, but plans on getting down to super welter, with coach Driton Muhaxheri and manager Spencer McCracken Snr leading him.
The 22-year-old was born in Luton, but grew up in Rothwell and now lives in Brixworth. He attended Brooke Weston Academy in Corby.
The boxing mechanic works at Jaguar Land Rover in Northampton, having learned his craft at the same time as amassing an amateur career.
Morton represented Kettering Boxing Club to the tune of 25 bouts, with 17 wins among them, after undertaking his first fight at the age of 15. His last outing was back in 2019.
He became a father, for the first time last year, with son Arthur born to him and his partner Kim. Morton now ends a three-year absence from the ring.
He said: “It’s been a mad couple of years for me, what with work, deciding what I want to do with boxing and becoming a father. I’ve been very busy.
“I first went to a boxing gym when I was 13, but I didn’t have my first fight until I was 15. I’d been training for six solid months before that.
“I boxed some good opponents, in the amateurs, and went against some lads who had more stoppages than I’d had bouts. I lost on a lot of split decisions and I never got stopped.
“The decision has now been made to turn pro and now I’m finally a professional boxer. There’s a lot of competition, at super welter, but I believe that I’ve got a fan-friendly style.
“I love a tear-up. My coach (Driton Muhaxheri) reckons that I’m trying to give him a heart attack sometimes! I’ve been working on boxing skills, though, and I’m getting there.
“It’s how I was taught, I learned how to break my opponent’s heart and walk through them, but I’ve always been told that I had more of a pro style. I was never into tippy tappy stuff.
“I’ve got to get this profile of mine built up, so I need a good display, along with putting on a show. Then I can start to move up the levels quickly.”
Tickets for the Park Inn bill are available, priced at £40 for unreserved seating or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, directly from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com.