A BELTING MATCH UP
Cambuslang lad Jordan will go all out to defend title
A Cambuslang boxer is getting ready for the biggest fight of his career as he aims to defend his Scottish lightweight title.
Jordan McCorry, from Drumsagard, will go toe- to- toe with Fauldhouse fighter Sean Watson at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility in Motherwell on September 5.
The 24-year-old won the title last year, beating Richard Barclay over 10 rounds at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley.
And he has ramped up his training to make sure he is “150 per cent” prepared for the fight, which he says is his biggest to date.
He told the Reformer: “Training has been going great. It’s been intense but I want to make sure I’m in the best possible condition for this fight.
“On Monday ,Wednesday and Friday I get up early and do sprints, then in the afternoon I’ll do a five mile run then I’m training at the boxing club at night.
“On Saturday I’ll run eight miles and on Sunday I’ll do a variety of different training.”
Jordan has had a total of 10 fights, he has won eight, drawn one and lost one.
Jordan’s first defeat of his pro career came in his last bout against Latvian Andrei Podusov at 9st 6lbs at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in February.
His opponent, 26-year-old Watson has had seven fights, with four wins, two defeats and a draw.
Jordan added: “He’s got a winning record and will be there for the victory. It will be a tough fight, that’s for sure.
“It’s my biggest fight to date, that’s for sure, but I’m doing everything in my power to win.”
The former St Bride’s and Trinity pupil is coached by Peter Harrison, dad of former world champ, Scott. Jordan took boxing up at the age of 14. Initially a promising footballer, his mum sent him to O’Neil’s ABC in Cambuslang to “toughen him up” as a teenager.
But he enjoyed boxing even more than football and has stayed with it.
He now trains at the Scott Harrison School of Boxing at the Phoenix Club in Glasgow and can call on some well-known faces for advice.
Jordan added: “I’m fully focussed on this next fight and I’m determined to win.”
Jordan’s coach Peter had previously said of the fighter: “He could go the full way. He’s got it.
“Jordan is a good fighter and will improve with every fight.
“What’s important now is to keep him busy.
“He’s certainly talented enough and the professional ranks suit him more than amateur because you need to go
Champ Jordan McCorry