Gorleston boxer wins 'comfortable' first pro bout

Henri Potter wins pro fight

- Credit: supplied by Henri Potter

A boxer from Gorleston has won his first professional boxing fight at London's York Hall.

Henri Potter said he secured a "comfortable" win over his heavier opponent Fonz Alexander, cheered on by around 100 fans from his home town who "raised the roof".

The 24-year-old said he was "buzzing" after his win on Saturday which came after four rounds in the ring.

He said a last minute change of opponent who was "better than his record suggested" meant he had to "play it a bit smarter."

"I won the first three rounds pretty comfortably and in the last round I played it simple when I was told the only way I could lose was if I got knocked out," he said.

He went on to lose the last round, but won overall on decision.

He was described on the night as "very fast and really sharp".

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Potter hopes to fight professionally again in December either in London or Norwich.