GEORGE DAVEY has vowed to learn the lessons from his professional debut when he returns to the ring for a second arena show at the end of the month.

The York boxer began his professional career with a 40-36 points win over Zygimantas Butkevicius at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last month.

It was a major occasion for the 22-year-old as the contest featured live on BT Sport and was the third-from-last fight on the card, behind Zelfa Barrett’s Commonwealth title victory and Josh Warrington’s world featherweight title defence.

Despite winning every round of the fight, Davey was initially downbeat about his display.

He is more positive about the fight on reflection though, and is looking to produce a better display for his next contest, which takes place at the Arena Birmingham on Saturday, November 30.

Asked about his post-fight disappointment, Davey said: “I think that’s just me. Sometimes I’m really harsh on myself and I’m my own worst critic.

“In some ways, I don’t think that’s a bad thing as it means that I’m always looking to improve.

“Obviously, I wasn’t happy with the shots that I took in there. But Henry (Wharton, Davey’s trainer and manager) was saying to me ‘don’t be so harsh on yourself, you were under a huge amount of pressure’.

“It was a good fight and a learning fight for myself. I felt like I learnt a lot about gauging the distance and when to up the gears in there.

“In three rounds as an amateur, you can go all out, whereas in professional fights, you have to slow the pace down then quicken it back up again.

“One of the things I must say about my debut is how incredible the atmosphere was and I’d just like to thank everyone that gave me such a good reception for my fight.

“Doing the ring walk was such a great experience, with everyone cheering my name. It really was unbelievable. I couldn’t have asked for anything more."

After a short break in Holland, Davey has resumed his training ahead of his second pro fight.

There are six title fights on the blockbuster card, with one world title fight, two European title fights and three British title fights.

“It’s another big arena and a big bill that I’m part of, so I can’t wait to get back in there and show what I can do,” said Davey.

“There’s so many title fights on the show and below that as well, there’s obviously myself, Dennis McCann, Shabaz Masoud and more fighters too.

“It’s an amazing card and it’s going to be a great night.

“It’s away from Yorkshire, but I’m still hoping that my fans can come and show their support.

“It’s still not really sunk in that I’m a Frank Warren fighter to be honest. It’s been my dream since I was a kid to be boxing on TV and Frank has given me that opportunity.

“I have to thank Henry too because without him, I wouldn’t have got this opportunity.”

The four-round contest, against an opponent yet to be named, will be Davey’s second fight within the space of just two months.

“The main thing for myself at this stage in my career is to keep busy,” he explained. “When I’m doing four-rounders, a fight a month would be ideal.”

“At the minute, it’s about keeping busy, learning through the fights and the camps and continuing to get better as a fighter.

“I want to try and improve on all the aspects of my game obviously, but in particular it’s about being in control, so that means being in control of my own nerves and the fight itself.

“I really don’t know whether I’ll have another fight before the end of the year after this one. It’s just a case of taking things as they come.

“I’ll go out and win this one and see what Henry wants to do from there. Maybe we’ll have one before Christmas or maybe one in February. There’s nothing set in stone yet.”