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Preview: Debut MGM Scotland Boxing Show

by David Noronha


Preview: Debut MGM Scotland Boxing Show

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A tasty looking fight card beckons for Glaswegians this Friday night.


Big names such as esteemed trainer Billy Nelson, Olympic sensation Ross Henderson and rising super-middleweight star David Brophy will all be involved in the spectacle.

The event itself is a landmark one as it is MGM Scotland’s debut show. And with something new, comes either great trepidation or excitement.  Fortunately it is the latter on this occasion.

Like any show taking place in Glasgow, one can guarantee a lively atmosphere coupled with an ample display of grit in the ring. Thus we the spectators are in for a treat.

Big Ross Henderson attracted much support during the Commonwealth games and has broadened his base since. So one expects a loud reaction to his forthcoming ring-walk.

Many pundits with hindsight believe Ross would have attained a medal, had he not fought eventual gold medallist Joseph Joyce so early on in the competition. Yet, here we are, in spite of his loss Henderson is nonetheless a force to be reckoned in the pros.

I imagine he is desperate to get some rounds under his belt, so he can consequently zoom in on his domestic rivals such as Gary Cornish, David Price, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

That has to be the aim given the talent of the Motherwell sensation. With Billy Nelson at his side, his rise ought to be as smooth as it could be.

David Brophy tops the card and he will be looking to extend his impressive unbeaten run. He hasn’t been troubled in his career as of yet which indicates a certain level of quality.

One also notes he secured his first stoppage win last time out. No doubt, the supper middleweight will have been working tirelessly in the gym to secure further clinical victories. Thus we can expect plenty of heavy blows to occur on Friday night.

John Thain, Gary Murray and Marc Kerr will also feature on the card. And all have been given decent tests to overcome.

All in all, Friday’s show is the beginning of a new era for Scottish boxing. In the promotional sense and for fans of the heavyweight division. Ross Henderson starts his journey and many envisage great nights ahead for him.

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