Carwyn Herbert claims debut victory in Nottingham

‘Cazelo’ took every round from another debutant in Matt Cairns at Rushcliffe Leisure Centre and now hopes to kick on in the New Year.

“I won every round behind a solid jab. I buckled his legs in the second with a straight right hand and in the fourth he nearly went down from a left hook to the body,” Herbert told World Boxing News.

“I felt good in there, although I know I can do better. I had six months earlier this year where I couldn’t do any sparring following breaking my jaw (didn’t know if I’d box again) so I’m still regaining some sharpness.

“I will only improve from here and can’t wait until my next one. Have a lot more to work on in the gym. I’ll tick over until Christmas and then step it up in January again. I’m always in the gym as I enjoy training – plus being in the gym will allow me to enjoy my food. I’ve already had a fair few Jaffa cakes,” he joked.

Also on the bill, Nathan de Castro scored a first round knockout to remain undefeated, whilst light heavyweight Ian Clarke out-pointed Joe Brailsford in a competitive bout.

Lightweight Gary Silverman took out Thomas Murray with a body shot in the first session of their contest.

This was the first show promoted by Damian Hucker, who is set to stage his next event around March time – on which Herbert expects to feature.