Exclusive: Willy Hutchinson talks Oct 20 pro debut, earns praise from promoter David Haye

Joe Hewlett 11/09/2017


Since the announcement of Ringstar Hayemaker, David Haye and Richard Schaefer have been busy men. Not only have they acquired the talents of Joe Joyce and former MMA star Michael Page, they’ve also signed amateur world champion Willy Hutchinson.

The Scot admitted he was felt humbled, yet stunned after Haye and Schaefer declared such interest in signing him.

Recalling the moment he found out about the opportunity, Hutchinson exclusively told World Boxing News: “There was a scout at the world championships and out of the whole world, he chose me. He got me in touch with David and Richard and my manager, it went from there.”

With a glint in his eye, the charismatic 19-year-old is keen to take one fight at a time as he aims to build on his experience during the next few years.

He said: “It’s a difference, it’s a longer type of training whilst I’ve now got so many more minutes in the professional scene so I can chill out, chillax and show what I’m all about man.

“Whatever it takes to win. If it comes by KO, it comes by KO, if it comes by stoppage or unanimous then so be it.

“It is what it is, there’s no rush. I’m 19, I just want to get the rounds in and enjoy every part of the journey,” Hutchinson smirked.

“I’m buzzing, can’t wait for my first fight, it’s been a long time, my last fight was the world championships in November, it was long time ago.

“I’m getting goose bumps, six weeks out,” he added.

Haye is excited to unleash the super-middleweight onto the domestic scene and has revealed he expects a huge future ahead for the teen.

The former two-weight world champion also compared Hutchinson to a hall-of-fame boxing legend.

“He has everything you need; he’s young, 19-years-of-age. He was pretty shy up there at the press-conference; he has the personality and is a funny character.

“He reminds me of Joe Calzaghe in terms of his tenacity and his will to win, nobody can break his spirit, Braveheart-like.

“He’ll be very much suited to the game,” he vowed.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95