YORK boxer Will Harrison has hailed the impact made by his new trainer Sean O’Hagan ahead of his professional debut tomorrow night.

Harrison announced his intentions to turn professional at the beginning of the year but has had to wait patiently for his first bout amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday evening, Harrison kick off his career with a four-rounder at the Elland Road Pavilion in Leeds and he will have the highly rated O’Hagan on his corner.

O’Hagan is the father and trainer of former featherweight world champion Josh Warrington, who himself boxed on small-hall shows at the Pavilion before going on to headline stadium nights.

Explaining the link-up with O’Hagan, Harrison said: “I spoke to him at the start of the summer and we started working together at the end of summer.

“With Josh and Maxi Hughes both having big fights at the start of September, I let them do their thing.

“Then I’ve been there over for the past few months working really hard and improving in little parts of my game.

“He’s been picking up on lots of things and it’s been really good.

“I feel like I’ve learned tonnes and I’m definitely an improved fighter even from a few of months ago.

“When you get chatting to him and he’s talking you through something, you start to understand how he takes his fighters to that level.

“He understands the game really well. I’ve been learning and soaking up that knowledge every day.

“It’s good to get the knowledge from all those top boxers as well and soak it all in.”

Asked about his plans for his debut fight, Harrison added: “I’ll try and show all aspects of my game,” he said.

“I’m tall and rangy for my weight and I’ve got a really good boxing IQ.

“But at the same time, I’d like to put on a show and prove that I can take it to my opponent.

“I’m not just going to dance about for four rounds.

“I’m going to stick it on him and prove a point.”