Jordy’s dream of title
Cambuslang boxer faces showdown for Scottish crown
Cambuslang boxer Jordan McCorry insists he will handle the pressure of being the favourite as he competes to become the Scottish SuperFeatherweight champion.
The 26-year-old from Drumsagard will meet Drumchapel fighter Jamie McGuire, 28, in the ring at Paisley Lagoon Centre on July 1.
Jordan, who has a professional record of 12-3-1, is looking to become a two weight Scottish champion after winning the Scottish Lightweight Championship in September 2015.
The fight will be opponent Jamie’s toughest test yet as he is yet to feature in a 10-round bout.
And with experience on his side, Jordan is confident he will win this one because he knows he’s one of the top boxers at his level.
“I know I’m the best in Scotland,” he said. “I’m pretty sure the pressure is on me. For sure, that’s why you’re in this game, to be the best. And the best know how to handle the pressure.
“It’s also about how you handle the pressure which is something I’m used to.
“I’ve had plenty fights before and it’s all about showing what level you’re at.
“If I won this then it takes you up to the British title level and stepping up the ladder as far as you can go.”
Jordan has taken a full month off from his work as a plumber to prepare for the big fight.
And with help from friend and fellow boxer Ross Murray and coach Peter Harrison, training has been intense at the Glasgow Phoenix Gym.
Three sessions a day is a must for Jordan who reckons a win in three days time could propel him towards a possible British title fight.
He added: “It’s been going well. You’re just at that stage where you want to fight.
“Training has been good. I’ve been training three times a day for the past month.
“It’s been a good camp and I’ve done all I can but it’s all about performing on the night.
“I’ve seen a bit of Jamie but not too much. That’s up to my coach Peter Harrison. He’s had a look at Jamie and will tell me what to do in the gym.
“He’ll come here with an 8-1-1 so he’s coming with a winning record. He’ll come to fight and try and make a statement.
“He’s not done the 10 rounds, I think it’s only four he has ever done so this will be a step up for him.”
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