By: Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
The inaugural MGM Scotland show will take place on June 12 at the Bellahouston Sports Centre, in Glasgow.
The event will showcase some of the brightest young talent Scotland has to offer and MGM Scotland promoter Sam Kynoch is excited to be putting on a show like this in Scotland.
“I’m really excited, I think MGM Scotland is going to be a good platform for Scottish boxers.” Kynoch told FirstClassBoxing. “We’ve got a plan in place for putting on regular events, in Edinburgh and Glasgow.”
Kynoch has already signed some of Scotland’s best talent. He doesn’t want his fighters sitting around and waiting on fights. Kynoch wants to keep them busy by putting on regular shows and if the fighters produce the goods in the ring, we can expect the big fights to come back to Scotland.
“I’m going to look to keep the guys busy. We don’t want guys to be stagnate, we’re looking to take on committed boxers. We’ve got a strong management team there and if they can produce the goods we’ll be looking to get them the big fights in Scotland.”
The bill will be headlined by David Brophy who is undefeated in 13 fights and has just recently signed a management deal with the MGM team. Edinburgh’s John Thain is also on the bill and will be looking to bounce back after two close defeats.
“We’re accommodating guys such as David Brophy who is in title contention. John Thain as well, who I believe can really do something. Obviously he’s had set backs in his last two bouts; both close points decisions, one I know was very controversial.”
The card will also see three of Scotland’s finest young talent making their debut in the paid ranks. Scotland’s Commonwealth Games representative Ross Henderson will make his pro debut at Heavyweight. Edinburgh’s Brian Forsyth will debut at super middleweight. Marc Kerr who will come in at light middleweight and Sam Kynoch says there will more MGM Scotland signings within the next few weeks and months.
“Marc Kerr who’s a light middleweight, I really, really rate him. Brian Forsyth from Holyrood, I see him being quite a force at super middleweight and of course big Ross Henderson.
“We’ve got some other guys confirmed and we can release details of them very soon. We’ve got other boxers who are about to turn over with us. Some of Scotland’s best amateurs, and that will be announced within the coming weeks and months.”
MGM Scotland and Sam Kynoch are still seven weeks out from their maiden show, but Kynoch is already looking ahead to future shows..
“We’re looking at putting on three, four shows before the end of the year. We’re not going to be hanging about, we’re looking to get a move on; keeping the guys busy. We’re looking to be the go to place for top amateurs to want to do something.”
Kynoch went on to say the fans can expect something different on June 12 and with the Seven fights on the card, it’s going to be an exciting night of boxing.
“The fans are going to get something totally different. There’s going to be a level of production with the event that’s going to be different to what Scotland is used to seeing. It’s going to be an exciting night.
“We’ve got good bouts, good level of production and I think people can feel the anticipation for the event. Which they’ve not seen outside of the really, really large scale events. We can expect a good production, good fights and some future Scottish champions.”
Also on the bill is unbeaten Gary Murray who will be looking to go to 5-0 in the welterweight division, and Fifer Gordon Brennan.
Tickets are priced at £60 (reserved ringside) £40 (unreserved) and are available from any of the fighters on the bill… You can also get your tickets from MGM Scotland ( 31 Portman Street, Glasgow) or Bellahouston Sports Centre (0141 276 0767)by