Reece McFadden heading to Emirates Arena on Nov 30 for pro debut

RINGSIDE 20/11/2018

Two-time Commonwealth Games medallist Reece McFadden will return to the scene of some of his most famous amateur successes when he makes his professional bow.

The 23-year-old from Belshill is ready to kick off one of Scotland’s most hotly-anticipated careers on the MTK Global card at Emirates Arena on November 30 and hopes to do so in style.

McFadden, who won a staggering 150 of 165 amateur bouts – including a victory over elite Welsh talent Andrew Selby – said: “This is a great stage on a great night.

“I’ve boxed in this arena before as an amateur and the atmosphere and the support is amazing so I can’t wait to be back in there for my professional debut.

“I won two of my senior elite Scottish titles in there so it’s a happy hunting ground. I just can’t wait for the first bell to go so I can get stuck right in.

“This is another great night for Scottish boxing, which is on absolute fire at the moment and is only going to go from strength to strength now. I’m glad to be a part of it.

“I don’t feel under any pressure whatsoever – I just know I’m going to go out there and put on a show. There are some other great fights after that, too. I’m particularly looking forward to Kash Farooq vs. Iain Butcher.”

McFadden debuts on a card that sees Farooq and Butcher clash for the British bantamweight title, Kieran Smith vs. Peter McDonagh for the WBC International Silver super-welterweight crown and the likes of David Brophy, Michael McGurk, Jack Turner and more star on the undercard.

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