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Barry Craig aims to build on successful pro beginnings

Chris Glover 22/05/2016

Airdrie’s Barry Craig is arguably one of the most hard working fighters to go under the radar on the ever growing Scottish fight scene.

The former decorated amateur has notched up six wins from seven outings as a professional under the guidance of Jim Love at the Forgewood Boxing Club.

“Life as a professional boxer is a lot of hard work. I work a full time job Monday to Saturday then straight to the gym.”

“As an amateur I had over 100 fights, winning the majority and Scottish titles, Western District titles and Four Nations medals. I only started boxing as I think my Mum wanted me out of the house for a few hours!”

Lightweight Craig is based up at the Forgewood Boxing Club under the guidance of Jim Love and rubs shoulders with many of Scotland’s finest amateur and professional boxers on a daily basis. It’s Love who Craig credits for his success as an amateur and his success going forward as a professional.

“Working with Jim love is great he puts in as much dedication and time as the boxers always gets us in tip top shape. Jim has brought me on a hell of a lot from the first time a stepped into the Forgewood Boxing Club.”

Craig is also working with the increasingly popular Uddingston Physiotherapy and Rehab Clinic headed up by Ricky Flanagan and Gillian Henderson. The Airdrie man praises the highly rated setup in giving him an extra edge in his progress in the professional ranks.

“I’ve got ambitions to get as many fights as I can and keep on winning for the moment then we’ll see what happens. I will fight anyone and take any opportunity that is presented to myself. I have to thank the team at Uddingston Physiotherapy and Rehab as he has kept me fit and healthy and that has only helped me in training and that will show when I next fight.”

You can follow Barry Craig’s progress as a professional by following him on Facebook and Barry’s next fight will be announced soon.