Gary out to chan­nel his nerves and be king of the ring

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Ruther­glen boxer Gary Du­cie ad­mits the nerves will keep him on his toes when he en­ters the ring for his pro­fes­sional de­but this week­end.

The Fern­hill man, who trains with former Bri­tish and Com­mon­wealth light wel­ter­weight cham­pion Wil­lie Li­mond, will go head-to-head with Jamie Quinn on Saturday night.

Gary, 21, who works and trains at Li­mond’s Gym on Hamil­ton Road, Cam­bus­lang, has been pre­par­ing for the fight at Pais­ley’s La­goon Leisure Cen­tre for eight weeks.

And de­spite nerves creeping in to his mind this week, Gary in­sists he is ready to make the step up from ama­teur box­ing.

He said:“The prepa­ra­tion is go­ing well. I’ve been at a train­ing camp for about eight weeks so it’s been re­ally in­tense. I don’t know much about Jamie. He’s around 26 or 27.”

Look­ing ahead to the bout, he added: “Of course the nerves are there but I know what I am ca­pa­ble of in the ring.

“I’ve been box­ing for over 10 years and I’ve had over 50 fights at ama­teur. I just thought it was the right time to make the step up.

“Wil­lie has been giv­ing me some good ad­vice down at the gym and I’ve been sparring with some good fighters like Scott Al­lan, who was a Scot­tish cham­pion.”

Gary, who has re­cently moved from his home in Cam­bus­lang to Fern­hill, will take on Jamie Quinn as part of 15 bouts at the Night of Cham­pi­ons event hosted by

Pro de­but Gary Du­cie

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