A BELT­ING MATCH UP

Cam­bus­lang lad Jor­dan will go all out to de­fend ti­tle

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sport - Will Hen­shaw

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

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