Born in England but with a Scottish father, Barton lives in York where he is trained by former European and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion Henry Wharton.
Barton stands at 6ft 4in and weighs over 17 stone, and is ready to make his mark in the professional ranks.
''I was a busy amateur, I boxed all over the world and fought the best in the world, it was a brilliant opportunity," he added. "I don't think I would be where I am now if I hadn't boxed for Scotland, giving me the experience which you can't buy.
"I have a lot to learn, people think you go in to a boxing gym and you punch a bag, and you do circuits. That is only 10% of the training, 90% of it is technical work and learning the little movements that can make the difference between knocking someone out or getting knocked out." *