Edinburgh boxer Lewis Paulin recorded the fourth victory of his professional career on Sunday night with a points win over previously undefeated Jamie McGuire.
The former Meadowbank amateur turned in an assured display at Glasgow’s Thistle Hotel where 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Flynn topped the bill and defeated Lee Connolly on promoter Alex Morrison’s festive show.
Revealing he got the call just a day after his victory over Dean Evans at Meadowbank last Saturday, super featherweight Paulin says his first year as a paid boxer couldn’t have gone any better.
“I’m really pleased with how things have gone so far,” he said. “It was a big bonus to get in another fight in before the end of the year so hopefully I keep pushing up the rankings. Hopefully 2016 will be another big year for myself. I just want to keep moving forward as much as I can.
“I only found out just after my last fight last weekend but I thought it was a good opportunity as I was already fit and at the weight. It was a wee bit of a risk but that’s boxing.
“I fought him [McGuire] about four years ago as an amateur and I beat him then. I felt in control and felt a lot stronger than him on Sunday. It was a really good fight as we were both undefeated and wanted to impress, but that suits me because I like that style of fighting.”