“HIS potential is fantastic and it’s exciting... I really do think that he can go all the way."

That was the view of boxing trainer Henry Wharton as his protege George Davey earned his second professional victory from as many fights on Saturday.

The York boxer produced a patient and composed display against the experienced Dale Arrowsmith, taking a 40-36 points decision from referee Howard John Foster.

It caps a successful year for the 22-year-old who, having turned pro under the promotional banner of Hall of Famer Frank Warren has since won his opening two bouts - not losing a round in either contest.

Davey made a successful start to his career back in October at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on a Josh Warrington undercard and his trainer and manager Wharton can already see improvements in his fighter's game.

“It was a fantastic performance by George - it was clinical, it was clean," reflected Wharton.

“I think it was a perfect fight for him. He didn’t do anything wrong. The only thing that I was telling him in the corner, because he was having everything his own way, there was a danger of him going to sleep.

“The most important thing for me in the corner was the 30-second period in the round where he almost went to sleep.

“So I said to him ‘George, we do not turn off!’

“I can see massive improvements from his first fight compared to this one.

“People may have been worried about him getting caught with shots, but good. He’s going to get caught with shots a lot more.

“It’s a harsh reality of the hurt game, even though that does sound a little bit harsh.

“When you’re constantly walking forward like George and trying to stop your opponent, you will leave yourself slightly open.

“But, it’s a fine line because in order to stop your opponent out, you do have to commit. It’s all about the way and manner of how you commit.

“It’s the art of boxing. It’s about protecting yourself at all times, while going forward and attacking your opponent.

“But, I can’t give him any more plaudits. For a young man of his age and experience, he looked like a pro of 10 or 15 fights."

Davey was in control throughout the bout against Arrowsmith, though he was generally restricted to single shots.

Wharton feels that building pressure, and ultimately stopping his opponents, will come in time.

“I think George is growing into that style," said the former three-time world challenger. "He is still a little bit cautious of the increased amount of rounds.

"He will find himself. He’ll find that he can put five, six, seven punches together at a time and maybe he’ll get that guy out.

“Theoretically, if he were to box him again in 12 months, George would be putting together punches in bunches and he’ll get the kid out of there.

“It’s all part of a learning process for George. With more fights, George will grow and mature.

“George boxed differently this time than he did last time and his programme for this fight was better.

“We need to remember that young ponies don’t win derbies and he’s still a baby.

“But, we should be proud of George because he’s a dedicated kid and I’m looking forward to the future.