JORDAN’S A CUT ABOVE
He survives injury scare
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