RENFREW super lightweight boxer Callen McAulay is looking forward to entertaining the Paisley crowd in his next fight next month.

The 19-year-old has a busy schedule coming up, first taking part MTK Scotland’s show on April 7 at the Lagoon Centre, and then again on April 19.

The teenager is unbeaten with a record of 2-0 since turning pro last year, and is excited to be on an MTK show.

He said: “ It’s good getting the exposure from their followers, as MTK have a lot of followers in Scotland and getting exposure from them, and the best of both worlds getting on those sort of shows as I have a good relationships with Sam Kynoch [MTK Scotland promoter] as we go sparring with some of his boxers.

“Because its’ a Saturday night and a my friends will be able to come along to this one rather than it being a Thursday night at the Radisson which is less suited to my pals as a lot of them can’t afford the tickets for those events.

“I’m looking forward to it, I’ve been training harder, and since I’ve been back to university I’ve just been training and studying.

“It’s all I’ve been doing for the past few weeks and I’ve just carried on from my last fight, I’ve not really done much and I’ve started back proper training two weeks after my last fight and carried on and kept my fitness up from that fight.”

McAulay will be likely having four round fights again, but is looking to make the transition to six later on in the year.

And the youngster says he’s putting in the groundwork already to make the step up, and has found the four round pro fights not too dissimilar to his amateur days.

And he’s been getting stuck into sparring this week, going toe-to-toe with the likes of Ahmed Ibrahim, Craig MacIntyre and Robbie Mckechnie, who is competing for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games next month.

He added: “I’m still transitioning from the amateur to the pro style, it’s working on more stuff than I can do so it will allow me to progress to six or eight rounders later on.

“At four rounds its similar, but six, eight, 10, 12 rounds, from going from amateurs where it’s three rounds it’s like comparing Usain Bolt to Mo Farrah, it’s a lot more aerobic stamina and sustained rather than explosive. it’s a mixture of both.

“The amateurs it’s explosive, 3x3 minute rounds, whereas you can’t be so explosive over 12 three minute rounds. But you try and prepare for the longer rounds so it will benefit you to move up the rounds.”

Callen also thanked his sponsor Instyle Kitchens and Bathrooms for their continued support.

If you would like to purchase tickets for Callen’s next fights contact the fighter directly via his Facebook or Twitter pages.