Scarborough’s stable of professional fighters expanded to four after Jamie Scotter signed with promoter Stefy Bull this week.
Scotter, 26, will fight at super middleweight and joins Shaun Ireland, George Rhodes and George Horner in the paid ranks and is the latest in the line of many pro boxers from Scarborough aiming to follow in the footsteps of the great Paul Ingle.
The former Scarborough ABC man is Ingle’s cousin and is aiming to use that to motivate him going forward.
Scotter added: “Paul was a great champion and he did a lot for the town, so if I can learn from him that’ll be great.”
Former Scarborough ABC man Scotter can’t wait to get going in the pro game.
He added: “Turning pro is something I have always wanted to do and now seems a good time to do it with the other lads doing so well.
“I’ve been training with Mick Brondby in Hull and he took me to see Stefy Bull, who is obviously looking after Shaun, and it went from there.
“I’m going to be fighting at super-middleweight and hopefully I’ll be in the ring in February or March.”
Scotter has good amateur pedigree and is aiming to take that into the paid ranks.
“I got to the final of the ABAs but lost to Frank Buglioni at Stamford Bridge, who has gone on to challenge for a world title, so I know I can mix it with some good fighters,” added Scotter.
Bull said: “I’ve heard good things about Jamie, and it’s exciting times for boxing in Scarborough with another lad turning pro.
“I think February will be a bit of a rush for Jamie, but I’ll meet with him soon and sort something out.”
Scotter is on the hunt for support out of the ring in the form of anyone who’d like to sponsor him. Contact him on 07845 656462.