He sur­vives in­jury scare

Rutherglen Reformer - - RUTHERGLEN REFORMER - Will Hen­shaw

Cam­bus­lang boxer Jor­dan McCorry has suc­cess­fully de­fended his Scot­tish Light­weight Ti­tle af­ter a scin­til­lat­ing per­for­mance in Mother­well last week.

Jor­dan, from Drum­sagard, went toe-to-toe with Fauld­house fighter Sean Wat­son at the Raven­scraig Re­gional Sports Fa­cil­ity in Mother­well on Satur­day (Septem­ber 5).

And Jor­dan pro­duced the fight of his ca­reer to stop his op­po­nent in the third round and re­tain his ti­tle.

He said: “It was a good fight. I got a cut in my eye in the first round and there was a lot of blood.

“If the fight had gone on longer I think it would have been stopped, but I was able to box well in the sec­ond and third rounds.

“I caught him with a right hook and that forced him in the cor­ner and I was throw­ing one-twos and that forced him on to the ropes. I was throw­ing hooks to his head and then the ref stopped the fight.

“I’d say it was the best I’ve boxed yet. Af­ter I’d won it was the best feel­ing ever, there were quite a lot of peo­ple who had come to see me so that made it even bet­ter, they were all go­ing men­tal!”

The 24-year-old won the ti­tle last year, beat­ing Richard Bar­clay over 10 rounds at the La­goon Leisure Cen­tre in Pais­ley.

The vic­tory brings his ca­reer to­tal to 11 fights, he’s won nine of them , drawn one and lost one. Jor­dan had pre­vi­ously said he was train­ing the hard­est he had in his en­tire ca­reer for the fight and said it paid off.

He said: “All the ex­tra train­ing I did def­i­nitely helped. It’s a bru­tal regime but I’m glad I did it.

“I’d like to thank all my coaches at the gym and all the peo­ple who came out to sup­port me.”

And the for­mer Trin­ity High pupil doesn’t want to waste any time step­ping be­fore back in to the ring.

He is tar­get­ing another fight be­fore the year is out but ad­mits it may de­pend on how his eye heals up.

He added: “I’d like to get another 10 rounder in be­fore the end of the year but I need to wait and see how this eye heals up, hope­fully it won’t be too long.”

Jor­dan is coached by Peter Har­ri­son, dad of for­mer world champ, Scott.

He 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.

Jor­dan’s coach Peter had pre­vi­ously said of the fighter: “He could go the full way.

“Jor­dan is a good fighter and will im­prove with ev­ery fight.

“What’s im­por­tant now is to keep him busy.

“The pro­fes­sional ranks suit him more than am­a­teur be­cause you need to go longer and use your stamina.”

Ya belter Jor­dan with coaches Peter Har­ri­son (left) and Pat Mal­lon

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