HADDINGTON boxer Iain Trotter said he was “over the moon” after marking his professional debut with a win on Saturday.

Middleweight Trotter, a former Knox Academy pupil, beat Bulgarian 33-year-old Daniel Borisov at Meadowbank Arena in Edinburgh on Saturday evening.

The 23-year-old took his first steps in the professional ranks at the weekend, under the watch of coach Billy Nelson, and was delighted with his performance, and maiden win.

Trotter, who turned professional after an impressive amateur career that saw him represent Scotland, made an explosive start and had his opponent reeling inside the first round.

The Haddington ace, who is the son of East Lothian councillor Tom Trotter, was in dominant form throughout, and the referee stopped the fight in the fourth and final round, declaring Trotter victorious.

After the win, Trotter told Courier Sport: “I’m over the moon with the result – it’s a great start to my career.

“I was practising different things in the gym and it started creating openings, so I just picked my shots and I finished him off with a body and head combination.”

The ex-East Lothian Boxing Club member was delighted to see a big support turnout in the Capital to cheer him on.

He added: “The support I had was absolutely fantastic.

“It was so overwhelming.”

Despite his weekend victory, Trotter was quick to turn his attentions to his next fight, which comes next Friday evening (March 24).

He is on the undercard of Prestonpans star Josh Taylor’s Commonwealth super lightweight title defence against Warren Joubert, also at Meadowbank Arena.

Trotter’s opponent is yet to be confirmed, but he returned to the gym less than 48 hours after victory over Borisov.

He said: “I’m raring to get back out there on the 24th again.”

Trotter is once again looking forward to having a big support in his corner when he returns to the ring next weekend.

A 75-seater bus will be leaving from the Railway Hotel in Haddington.

For more information, or to book a seat on the bus, contact the boxer directly through social media.