YORK boxer Cam Shaw says that he learned plenty from his professional debut and will be looking to take the lessons from that into his upcoming contest.

Last month, Shaw kick-started his career in the paid ranks with a points decision with over Sweden-born Edward Bjorklund, winning all of the four scheduled rounds and taking a 40-36 verdict from the scoring referee.

The fight took place at the Magna Centre in Rotherham and Shaw’s next fight sees him stay in South Yorkshire, boxing at the Doncaster Dome on October 4.

It’s another opportunity for the former international amateur to build his professional record.

He believes that he’s taken on plenty of crucial lessons from his last bout.

“I can’t wait to get back in the ring,” he said. “I’m looking forward to getting out there and showcasing my skills.

“I’m working on a few different things. Even though I won my first fight, there’s always things to be working on.

“It’s about learning with every fight. That’s where I am at this moment in my career, trying to get those learning fights in.

“A lot of people think that there’s much of a step-up between amateur and professional boxing.

"But there definitely is and I’ve learned that even after only one professional fight.

“You’ve got to keep grounded and you’ve got to think a lot more when you’re in the ring and in your training as well.”

Shaw’s debut victory saw him compete on the undercard to Terri Harper’s IBO super featherweight world title victory, with around 2,000 fans in attendance, it is believed.

The 21-year-old says the experience has only given him a taste of what he hopes is still to come.

“The ring walk was electrifying,” he explained of the experience.

“Making the ring walk for the first time as a professional is something that I’ll never experience again.

“It was great to do it on such a big card with a world title fight at the top of the bill. I think that there was about 2,000 people so that’s by far the biggest crowd that I’ve boxed in front of as well, which something new and enjoyable.

“It’s awesome to be on another Stefy Bull show in my next fight.

“It was a really good atmosphere last time and I think it’s good that I’m on these type of shows as I think it gives those travelling fans something to come to and see what the atmosphere is like.”

In regards to the fight itself, Shaw’s orthodox amateur style saw him mainly counter-punching against Bjorklund.

He was unfortunate too not to score a knockdown in the third round, with ringside officials later admitting a mistake had been made.

“It was a good debut and I enjoyed every moment of it,” added Shaw.

“I think that’s the main part to a professional debut, you’ve got to enjoy it.

“Of course, there were things that I would have liked to have done more of and to have improved upon.

“But, not everything is perfect. It would have been nice to get that knockdown, but it’s one of those things that happens in the sport.”

"Hopefully I'll be able to get one in my next fight."

To contact Cam for tickets for his fight on October 4th or in regards to sponsorship then give him a call at 07879 733166 or contact him via Instagram (@cambo_the_kid).