Marc Kerr is back in action on Friday night on the Kynoch Boxing show at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow.
Kerr won the Scottish Middleweight title in March last year when he stopped Iain Trotter in the 3rd round. His next outing was a move down to super welterweight when he fought Dublin's Jay Byrne for the Celtic title. Kerr went down to a unanimous decision and is keen to get back into action.
In a card that also includes Scottish cruiserweight champion Jay Carrigan-McFarlane and Ross Murray fighting John Chuwa for the vacant WBC international silver title, as of yet, Kerr is not sure who he faces.
"I don’t know who I’m facing yet, I’m just looking forward to getting back out. It’s my first fight this year."
Looking back at his defeat to Byrne, Kerr is keen for a rematch. He avenged his only other defeat against Chris Jenkinson. "I don’t regret anything from the fight, it was a good fight and I would like to have the rematch and another shot at the title which I know I can win." Kerr said.
Having fought last time at super welterweight Kerr appears to be looking to campaign at middleweight going forward. "My next fight will be at middleweight and I’m happy to defend that against anyone or take any opportunities that come at middleweight." Explained Kerr.
Having moved to a new trainer, Kerr is enjoying his new regime. "Training has went well, I’ve started training with a new coach Andrew Purdon. I’ve been enjoying working with him and looking forward to getting started with him in my corner." Scottish boxing is having somewhat of a renaissance lately, Josh Taylor winning the world title last week, Hannah Rankin fighting for a world title next month, Kash Farooq a win away from keeping the Lonsdale belt outright and Lee McGregor capturing a commonwealth title.
Kerr agrees it's a boom time for boxing in Scotland, "It’s great time for Scottish Boxing, it’s on the up just now and I would love to win more titles and it would be an honour to be in that mix to help Scottish boxing grow."
Kerr is looking to be competing for more honours as the year goes on. "I would like to challenge for more titles by the end of the year and break into the top 10." Kerr said.