Capital boxer Lewis Paulin has revealed how he got the call to appear on Cyclone Promotions’ Lift Off show just days prior to last Friday’s event at Meadowbank.
The super-featherweight fighter, 25, was scheduled to appear on Alex Morrison’s show in Glasgow the same night until the promoter pulled the plug when top-of-the-bill Joe Ham was forced to withdraw through injury.
But a quick telephone call to Cyclone promoter Barry McGuigan paved the way for the former Meadowbank amateur to make his hometown debut.
Paulin, who easily beat Sheffield’s Qasim Hussain over four rounds, said: “I was meant to be fighting in Glasgow on Friday but it was cancelled because of a few people pulling out with injuries.
“So Alex and Barry managed to come to an agreement to get me on the show at Meadowbank instead. I only found out a couple of days beforehand so it was a bit of a carry-on, to be honest. I had to change all the arrangements and tell everybody I was now fighting in Edinburgh.
“But I’m glad all the training didn’t go to waste and appreciated the efforts. It was a great show to get on and see the likes of Barry and Carl Frampton there. I boxed when it was really busy later on in the night which was a bonus.”
Paulin, who registered his first pro victory in May, is now hoping to return to Meadowbank before the end of the year.
“I’m hoping to be boxing on MGM’s show in December,” he said.
“Sam Kynoch (MGM promoter) has been in contact so that’s looking likely.
“I’m back in training already so I’m looking to make it 3-0 before Christmas.”