Nottingham-based Carwyn Herbert makes his professional debut this Saturday night when the Welsh-born fighter battles Stockport’s Will Cairns at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre.
The 26 year-old super welterweight, who has participated in almost 40 bouts – winning 75 percent, takes on the former unlicensed fighter Cairns on a bill promoted by newcomer Damian Hucker and Dukeries Fight Cards.
Herbert is excited to begin his journey in the paid ranks and has been training under the tutelage of former British super middleweight champion Fidel Castro Smith in preparation to fulfil his lifelong dream of boxing professionally.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I have wanted make my debut as a pro ever since I first set foot in a gym,” Herbert told World Boxing News.
“I feel I’ve gained the necessary skills to make the jump and I have trained hard for the fight this weekend. Although my opponent is also making his debut on the day, he is a very experienced and capable boxer, so I will make sure I’m on alert and on my game to avoid giving him any confidence.
“I’ve been learning how to sit down on shots and keep the distance as there is a massive difference in the rounds I have done prior. I’m jumping to four three minute rounds, but I’m excited for it and fully prepared, so the pace should suit my style a bit more.
“Over the next twelve months, I hope to get in the region of six fights and be in a position where I will have advanced to six or eight rounders as I understand being a pro is a learning curve and that’s what I want. I want those learning fights so I can improve my skills and experience it all on a fight by fight basis.
“I’ll be coming to the ring donning an Anonymous / V for Vendetta mask so I intend to stand out and every person who buys a ticket from me will also get a mask so we can make it quite a scene,” he added.
Chesterfield’s Ian Clarke also makes his debut on the bill at light heavyweight in a fight against 0-4 Joe Brailsford. The pair fought on the unlicensed scene many years back, with Clarke winning on points, which he’ll be favoured to do once again this time around.
Lightweight Gary Silverman makes his maiden pro appearance Thomas Murry, whilst 5-0 Nathan Decastro also features against an opponent yet to be named over six rounds.
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