Boxing - Martin McCord looks forward to second pro outing on October 11 in Motherwell

After a draw on his debut back in June against Dundee's Mike Towell, Ayr's Martin McCord is looking forward to returning to the ring on October 11th at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell, and has dropped down a weight division to light welter.

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McCord enjoyed his first pro fight: “Mike (Towel) was a tough opponent for anyone’s first fight and really went town on me. I thought I boxed pretty well to be honest, and all credit to Towel as he gave as good as he got in the ring."

McCord was quick top return to training: “I train twice everyday including the weekends. I get up at half five every morning and do a Six mile jog before work then training at night. My Training in the evening consist of pad work and some sparring. I also have taken to changed my diet so I get the most out of my training so come October 11th I will be in good shape and a division lighter at Light welter this time.

“I will try box more instead of getting into a scrap. These early fights in my career are learning fights so I will look to take as much as I can get from it, fair enough you need to go toe to toe now and again to break your opponent down but I will be looking to show people I am not just a brawler and I can box properly

He adds: “I hope to get six or seven fights to educate myself into the pro game and see where the future takes me. I think I could do well but I am just taking it one fight at a time, starting with October 11th."

Prospect Boxing's card at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell is topped by Jerviston's Iain Butcher (8-1) taking on Hungarian Gabor Molnar (13-3) for the vacant WBO European flyweight title.

The undercard sees the return of Chris Steel (Coltness) vs the aforementioned Mike Towel (Dundee) and Mark Parvin (Wishaw) vs Gerry Brady (Airdrie). Also in action is Cumbernauld's former Commonwealth title challenger Mitch 'Prince of Passion' Prince (11-0) who takes on Slovakian Ivan Godor (14-34-4) over six threes.

Tickets are priced at £30 and £40 and available from the fighters or by calling 01698 338 888  

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