A Bolton boxer made his professional debut on Saturday as he breezed to his first phenomenal win.

Samir Aftab from the Haulgh had fans chanting from the side lines as he geared up for his first win against Marius Vysniauskas on July 16 at the Premier Suite at Bolton Whites Hotel.

The 21-year-old was tipped to win by the boxing pundits, who dubbed him as one of the best newcomers to the scene with his quick pace.

Fighting at 52kg, Samir has come a long way from his amateur days and has the whole of Bolton on his side.

Fans roared as Samir landed blow after blow on his opponent, winning on points, nobody could deny he was the man of the night.

Standing up on chairs to sing his name, Samir was overwhelmed to have such a stunning victory and support.

He said: “I’m buzzing with the reception I had for the fight, it was so loud I honestly believe I’ve got the best support in Bolton.

“The fight itself was good, I was up against a Lithuanian boxer who had been to the olympics and was naturally a lot heavier than me, but I outboxed him easy to a points decision.

“I’m happy with my performance because I’ve been three years out of the ring and definitely found that I have more room for improvements.”

Training at Premier Boxing owned by cousin Waday Khan, Samir was inspired to get into the ring when his cousins dabbled in it.

While they eventually stopped going, Samir got the bug and now spends all of his little free time coaching boxing and training.

He said: “It’s all I’ve known really ever since I saw my cousins do it.

“I remember one night on the way back from a fight I just thought that I wanted a trophy and to feel the same way after a win.

“I just got really inspired and I knew then that this was it for me, this was my dream.

“Boxing is everything for me and I just want to show the world I mean business.”

Samir’s also thanks his coach Rasib Mohammed and Mo Power for his training.

His sponsors include the 80/20 health bar, who he credits for keeping him nutritiously healthy and at full potential in the gym as well as Eliquid Samples and Arizona Joes.

He said: “I’m only 21 and I have to take my time but I will become world champion one day 100%.”