Fighting fit Gary kickstarts his pro career in the ring

Kickboxing champ Gary McLeary with coach Jan Cree
Kickboxing champ Gary McLeary with coach Jan Cree

Motherwell fighter Gary McLeary has become the first holder of the newly-created Scottish super heavyweight kickboxing title.

McLeary (26), who trains at Rivals Gym in Newmains, had a points decision over Dundee’s Geoff Craigie after seven rounds at Cleland Miners’.

It was his third professional fight and, coached by former world champion Jan Cree, he aims to challenge for the Britsh title in November.

McLeary: “I can’t go wrong with a former world champion in my corner, and I’m doing everything I can to learn from Jan.

“Being British champion would open a lot of doors.”

Full story in September 15 edition of Times & Speaker