A Bushey boxer had a dream start to his professional career after picking up his first win by stopping his opponent in the first round.
Kola Koyejo, 23, showed his worth in the bout against Tsvetozar Iliev in front of a buzzing York Hall crowd last month.
Following the fight, Kola said it was hard to put into words how it felt being in the ring.
“It was a very beautiful experience. Everything went to plan, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I loved every minute of it – every shot I hit him with would be followed by a massive roar from the crowd – it was unbelievable.
“It was only a short fight – I just wish I had shown my worth more, but I can’t wait for my next case to showcase what I’ve learnt. My trainer teaches me something different in every session we have – I love it.”
Despite only having one professional fight, the confident boxer has set his eyes on reaching the top and one day wants to sell out Vicarage Road for one of his fights.
He said: “I believe in myself and so does my coach. I know I have what it takes to reach the top and God willing I will get there.
“My next fight, scheduled for this November, is going to be a six rounder which usually doesn’t happen this early on in someone’s career. I want to be fighting for the Southern Area title by my fifth fight and God willing that will happen.”
After jetting out on a much-needed holiday break after his fight, Koyejo said the love he received when he was back in Bushey was amazing.
He added: “The community spirit shown to me by locals after the fight, from people I didn’t even know was much appreciated. I loved it.”