Jordan McCorry travels down to Leicester on Saturday to take on British Super Featherweight champion Sam Bowen.
Despite taking the fight at relatively short notice, the two weight Scottish champ is hoping to become another Scot to become British champion.
McCorry (17-4-1, 4 KOs) was scheduled to fight for the Celtic title in April so he had been in training for that which meant he jumped at the chance to replace the injured Ronnie Clark.
Eat, Sleep, Boxing, Repeat recently spoke with Jordan about the fight.
"Preparations have been good." McCorry said. "I was obviously suppose to fight 6th of April so was in camp training when I got offered the Bowen fight. Chance comes up to fight for the British title you're not going to knock it back."
What does he know of Bowen? "Just wee bits, mate. He's big for the weight, a strong boy. So will be a good fight for sure!"
McCorry has been involved in Commonwealth title eliminators, Scottish title fights and his last fight was a decision loss for the WBF Super Featherweight title in Switzerland. When asked if these experiences will stand him in good stead, McCorry agreed,
"Yeah definitely. I won’t be phased with fighting down there anyway. I'm feeling good ready to go!"
McCorry is relishing the chance of fighting for the British title and an appearance on TV.
"Aye, it's unreal to be fighting for the British and then to be on BT Sports as well is class. It's just brilliant to be part of hopefully all goes right for me on the night and I bring back the belt." He said.
McCorry knows the odds are heavily in favour of the champion Bowen. "Yeah for sure I am the heavy underdog but there’s no pressure on me, all the pressure is on him and in boxing anything can happen I feel this is my time!"
Scottish boxing is going throw somewhat of a revival, last year Ronnie Clark travelled down south and won the European title when he wasn't fancied to do it. Josh Taylor on verge of world glory and a pair of young Bantamweights with great chance to add to their title collections in British champion Kash Farooq and Commonwelath champion Lee McGregor. McCorry hopes to be the next on the list.
"Yeah for sure man." He said. "Josh Taylor is on another level, he’s class and obviously I train with Kash every week he’s a special, special talent, he’s class. I definitely would love to add my name to that list by becoming British champion by going into the lions den. If you're going to do something, may as well be the hard way."