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David Brophy, John Thain, Ross Henderson in action this Friday in Glasgow

On Friday 12th June the Bellahouston Sports Centre in Glasgow will host the first ever MGM Promotions Scotland professional boxing event.

The event will feature 7 Scottish boxers, with Caldercruix’s David Brophy headlining the event in an 8 round clash at Super-Middleweight.  David will face Surrey’s tough Darren McKenna, who has been in with some of the division’s top names, including Frank Buglioni and Rocky Fielding.  A strong performance against McKenna will leave Brophy undefeated in 14 fights and on the cusp of major title contention.
The biggest boxer on the bill by a considerable margin is 6ft 6ins Heavyweight Ross Henderson from Cleland.  Ross represented Scotland at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and is aiming to make an impression on the domestic rankings as quickly as possible.  Ross boxed the world’s best amateurs and he hopes to test himself at the very highest level in the pro ranks, having signed a 3 year managerial contract with MGM.
Edinburgh’s 11-2 Light-Middleweight John Thain will appear in 6 round action, as he looks to get himself into title contention following two very close points decisions going against him in his most recent outings.  There will be pro debuts for Glasgow Light-Middleweight Marc Kerr and Edinburgh Super-Middleweight Brian Forsyth.  Kerr dominated the UK semi-professional ranks and is now looking to make an impact on the pro ranks.  Forsyth claimed national championships as an amateur and has a style which should be very well suited to the pro game.  Dunfermline’s Gordon Brennan will make a return to the pro ranks following a 6 year lay-off at Light-Hevyweight, while Coatbridge boxer Gary Murray looks to move to 5-0 at Welterweight.
Sam Kynoch of MGM Promotions Scotland commented: “We have an excellent line-up in place for our first event, with a mixture of boxers who are just starting their pro careers and others who are on the brink of challenging for major titles.  We have ambitious plans to make a real impact on the Scottish boxing scene, with 4 further events scheduled for after summer.”.

Ringside tickets for the event are sold out.  A limited number of £40 tickets remain available.  These can be purchased from the MGM Scotland Gym (31 Portman Street, Glasgow G41 1EJ) from 3pm until Thursday this week or from any of the boxers on the bill (contact details listed on the event poster).