Renfrew boxer Callen McAulay battled through the pain barrier after suffering a suspected broken hand in the first minute of his pro debut to secure a convincing points win over Pal Olah.

The former Trinity High pupil kicked off proceedings last week at St Andrew’s Sporting Club’s show in Glasgow on Thursday night.

Despite injuring his hand so early on, the 19-year-old won all four rounds of the contest to seal a 40-36 win against his Hungarian opponent.

McAulay went to hospital after the fight to get his injury checked out, but will have further scans today to find out the full extent of the damage, which was sustained in a similar place to a previous hand injury.

He said: “It was alright, I still fought well. I was just touching with my backhand.

“The referee came up to me at the end of it [the fight], and tried to give me a hint for next time, but he didn’t know that I had broken my hand.

“He said to me, ‘a pointer for next time wee man basically try and not let him off the hook’.

“In the first round in the first minute he was close to stepping in and stopping it, but then I sort of eased off him.

“That’s a bit annoying. If my hand didn’t go I’m 100 per cent sure I would have got the stoppage.”

McAulay may be in action next month, but if his hand is broken, his aim is to be back in the ring in November.

He said: “We were meant to be in a show next month, but we’ll need to wait and see how it goes at Ross Hall.

“I’ve had two days of rest and eating rubbish, so I’ll go for some running or shadow boxing so I keep ticking over.

“If not then I think November is the next fight.”

Callen is sponsored by Instyle Kitchen and Bathrooms and thanks them for their continued support.