GEORGE DAVEY insists that he felt “comfortable” during his victorious professional debut which took place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds live on BT Sport.

The York boxer widely outpointed Lithuania’s Zygimantas Butkevicius in the third-from-last bout on the bill which was topped by Josh Warrington’s successful IBF world featherweight title defence against Sofiane Takoucht.

Davey, 21, personally sold over 400 tickets for his first professional fight and fought in front of packed out crowd at the Arena.

He though stressed that he felt at home in the boxing ring.

“I’m really happy with the victory,” said Davey. “I didn’t feel out of my comfort zone, which is good and I felt really comfortable in there.

“I didn’t get out of second gear in there. I could have upped the work rate at times but there wasn’t much need to as I was quite comfortable during the fight.

“I’m not going to lie, there were a few nerves going in there tonight but that’s only natural. I sold over 400 tickets for the fight.

“A lot of my friends and family were here and there were people flying over from Lanzarote (where Davey spent much of his childhood) too.

“It’s all good experience for myself and I believe I’ll be able to handle the next occasion even better.

“There were definitely positives I can take away from that performance.

“I don’t know whether or not you can consider not coming out of second gear as a positive, but that’s how I felt in there yet I still won all of the rounds.”

While being at ease in the ring can be viewed as a positive, Davey was also caught with a few flush shots during the bout, something he conceded came down to complacency.

“I was in the rhythm of jabbing him a lot and he didn’t give me any major problems,” said Davey.

“I was comfortable in there and maybe I did get a little bit complacent.”

“Fair play to him because he caught me clean a few times in the fight.

“It is a big lesson for me for my career in making sure that you don’t fall asleep. You’ve got to stay sharp at all times.

“I’m always looking to improve. The mindset for me is that I’m never the finished product and I can always get better.

“I don’t think that’s a bad way to approach this sport.

Davey struggled to put into words the “mind blowing” reception he received from the thousands

in attendance when he made the walk to the ring.

“It was a once in a lifetime experience doing the ring walk for the first time as a professional and in front of so many fans,” said Davey.

“Words can’t describe just how good of a feeling that was. To hear so many people cheering for my name was great and I’m really happy with the reception that I got.

“I can’t thank everyone who supported me tonight enough. It wouldn’t have been the same without them.

“I knew that I sold a few tickets for the fight but I didn’t expect there to be that many people supporting me. It’s mind blowing.

“I think the main thing you’re thinking when you’re doing the ring walk is not wanting to let anyone down and to go out there and be able to show what you can do.

“You don’t want to have any slip ups, you want to perform to the best of your ability."