Jordy’s dream of ti­tle

Cam­bus­lang boxer faces show­down for Scot­tish crown

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Mur­ray Spooner

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.”

For tick­ets for the MTK Scot­land event, visit http://tick­ets-scot­land.com/#.

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