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