Sheffield super featherweight Mujahid Najib has just made his debut in boxing - but he already has his eyes on the big purses and the elite level of the sport.
The Park Hill prospect dominated Stocksbridge opponent Ryan Hanson in his first professional fight, last weekend, at Sheffield City Hall.
The 19 year old celebrated in his flash pink shorts with a couple of pelvic thrusts and a Usain Bolt lightning gesture - as he tries to carve himself a profile in the local and then national scene.
“I was completely buzzing. I absolutely loved it” he said. “At first I was a bit nervous but when I got in there it all went to plan.”
Najib was warned by the referee to quieten down after shouting at Hanson mid-way through their match.
“I had pumped myself up before it, that’s what I wanted, the crowd to get going” he said.
“They all came out spending money to come and watch me so I wanted to give them something back.
“I could see he was starting to tire and I was getting angrier, (shouting out Hanson) it was just pumping me up.”
Najib added: “The plan was to try and go out and hurt him. That’s what you are in there to do, to hurt the guy. The quicker I get out, the quicker I get paid. It’s about getting to the top and getting that money.”
Najib is the latest off the production line of a big Sheffield boxing family.
“It gets you off the street, it gets you disciplined, you don’t go out and abuse it” he said referring to his speed and power.
“Some people just go out looking for a fight but you know not to because you are disciplined.”
While the teenager had never been in trouble, there have been plenty that had, before they discovered boxing.
Now Najib’s ambition is to try to get to the top, be “number one” at super feather, like one of his heroes, Naseem Hamed did at featherweight.
n Kell Brook, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Tuesday, is unlikely to find out who is next opponent this week, according to his promoters Matchroom.