Macaulay McGowan has revealed that linking up with a new trainer helped to get him back on the straight and narrow as he prepares for his first fight in over 18 months.
McGowan (12-0-1) makes his return when he competes at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on March 15 – live on iFL TV.
It is his first fight since joining trainer Ben Lancaster at The Shed, and McGowan has made it clear just how vital that was to his comeback.
McGowan said: “I had a lot of growing up to do outside the ring. I’m with Ben Lancaster now and without him I wouldn’t be fighting.
“He has really helped me get back to where I needed to be. When I went to him in September, I was 15 stone, but thanks to him I’ve become part of the family.
“I was looking for a coach who I could be with for the rest of my career, and I think I’ve found it. I’m training with dedicated kids who are all hungry. My biggest flaw has been consistency. I have the ability and talent, but now it’s time to turn the screw and perform at my best.
“It’s been a long time coming this fight. I haven’t been in the ring for around 18 months so my friends and family can’t wait. We’ll shake the cobwebs off in March and then look at big fights later in the year.”
The main event of the show in Manchester sees David Oliver Joyce face Stephen Tiffney for the vacant WBO European featherweight title.
There are several local stars also on the bill in March, including Ben Sheedy and Craig Bunn.
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