MULTIPLE World title contender Martin Murray is excited ahead watching the town’s latest professional boxer take his first steps in the paid ranks.

Murray is trainer to the 21-year-old super-featherweight Adam Carberry, who makes his pro debut in Oldham on 7 August on a Black Flash Promotions show.

Carberry is the first professional that has come out of Dom Hodnett’s gym at Wildcard – coming through from an 11-year-old amateur to professional.

Murray said: “Adam is game, he has got that bit of St Helens about him – that fight or spar anybody mentality.

“He has got the gameness and toughness about him that St Helens people have naturally built in them.

“I am excited about him.

“It is like a different sport switching from amateur to pro, when teaching them the professional tricks of the trade.

“I am enjoying seeing him learn and seeing him do it.

“He is giving me everything and is a committed, dedicated lad.

“He really wants to make a name for himself in the pro game and I am looking forward to the journey.

“He is far from the finished article but he has got the potential to be the next St Helens champion – and be a proper quality, class fighter.

"I am looking forward to shaping him into that, but obviously it is down to him and his dedication.

“He is going to keep the town of St Helens on the boxing map.”

Carberry has been boxing since he was 11, training at Wildcard gym - and this is a massive step for him.

"It is a big thing for Adam and Dom. And he will be an example for all the kids coming through," he said.