KID gloves Hugh Gray today admitted he can't wait to follow up on his impressive professional debut at the Kelvin Hall on Friday night.
The Burnside battler posted an impressive four round shut out to claim every round of his opening night in the paid ranks against veteran English journeyman Billy Smith.
Now Gray is crossing his fingers he has done enough to feature on the undercard of Ricky Burns' defence of the WBO lightweight title against Kevin Mitchell on September 22 at the SECC.
The fight prospect said: "I loved every minute of it to be honest and I just can't wait to get back in the ring. I'd love a chance to fight on another big bill like Ricky Burns fight with Kevin Mitchell in September.
"But hopefully my manager Alex Morrison will have something else before then for me as now I have got my pro career off to a winning start I just want to stay busy."
The former British Youth champion delivered a slick performance demonstrating a piston like left jab, elusive movement and a neat punch repertoire.
Under the tutelage of Peter Harrison, Gray can undoubtedly go along way now he has made the transition from amateur to professional.
The 18-year-old delivered a surprising verdict on the big difference between the unpaid and the renumerated ranks.
Gray said: "To be honest I felt like I got a lot more time to pick my punches. Obviously Smith has been around the block and was a wily customer but I kept up a good work rate and he struggled to cope."