Aberdeen’s newest professional boxer Nathan Beattie today targeted title glory in his home city.
The light-welterweight, 27, will make his debut in the pro ranks in Bradford on Friday.
Former two-weight Commonwealth and WBU champion Lee McAllister will also make his comeback on the bill at the Bradford Hotel.
McAllister recently announced his return to the ring after three years in retirement.
The Aberdeen Assassin fought for major titles in the Granite City and Beattie, who is managed by McAllister, aims to follow in his footsteps.
Beattie, who had an amateur record of 30 wins from 40 fights, will face Marty Kayes over four rounds.
Beattie said: “The dream is to fight for titles in Aberdeen – and win them.
“I expect to win on my debut in Bradford and then start to move onwards and upwards from that.
“My fitness and sharpness are there for the fight and getting four, three-minute rounds will be good early experience for me.”
Beattie trains at Granite City ABC alongside McAllister who will face Will Cairns at welterweight in his first fight since defeating Ivan Godor in April 2013.
Beattie said: “My style is very unorthodox as I take a lot of it from Lee, such as the fancy footwork.
“I first began boxing when I was 12 and even back then I dreamed of winning titles.
“I used to box at the Granite City gym but gave it up.
“Then I got in contact with Lee a few years ago and started training with him.
“Lee got me fit, sharp and ready for my first professional fight.
“All that hard work will pay off in Bradford.”