YORK boxing manager Glenn Banks says that local featherweight prospect Cam Shaw is “raring to go” as he prepares for his professional debut on Friday night.

Two-time Yorkshire amateur champion Shaw makes his bow in the professional ranks in a four-round contest and competes on the undercard to Terri Harper’s IBO world title challenge against Nozipho Bell at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.

Veteran manager Banks will guide Shaw’s career and he believes the 21-year-old is perfect condition ahead of the fight.

“Cam’s looking really good in the gym and he’s naturally very excited as many fighters are for his professional debut,” Banks said.

“He’s looking fit and strong in the gym and he’s raring to go for the night.”

“He was obviously scheduled to fight in York last month and unfortunately that didn’t come off. But, Cam’s got a positive mindset and he felt that this was meant to be for him.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to a good friend of mine in Stefy Bull from Doncaster. He’s promoted some brilliant shows in the area and he’s got another massive one coming up headlined by Terri Harper in a world title fight.

“It’s great for Cam and his career that he can be a part of such a prestigious event.”

Shaw has twice represented England a couple of international events, coming up against major tournament medallists.

Banks believes his accomplished amateur background should bode well for a successful journey into the professional game.

“Cam’s an orthodox boxer who’s very skilful and very fit,” explained Banks of Shaw’s style.

“He’s slowly moulding from the amateur style to a more professional one and I’m sure that change will come in time with some learning fights at the start of his career.

“He’ll be learning in the Tommy Coyle gym with every session working with his trainer Billy Dawson over in Hull.”

“He’s got a good amateur pedigree which massively helps his career too. I’m just looking forward to seeing him get in there to show people what he can do.”

“Tickets have gone really well for Cam and we’re delighted that so many people have got behind and will be travelling over from York to Rotherham to watch him make his professional debut. “Hopefully, we’ll get his career started with a win and the fans will continue to support him through his professional career.”