Jamie fights back from injury to set up Golden title challenge

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NEW Stevenston kickboxer Jamie McGinnis has recovered from injury and is ready to add more gold to his collection.

The lightweight already holds the Golden Belt British and Commonwealth titles and CMMA British belt and McGinnis now challenges for the vacant Golden Belt intercontinental title on Saturday.

He faces Sergio Garcia in Livingston having already taken the Commonwealth title from the Frenchman earlier in the year and McGinnis is hopeful of doing the double.

He said: “I strained the muscles and tendons in my arm from boxing training as I was over reaching with being used to the distance in kickboxing.

“I suppose it has taught me a lesson to just concentrate on the kickboxing for now and thankfully the arm seems to have healed fine after a few weeks in the sling.

“I beat Garcia earlier in the year so I have to be confident, but the only worry is that he knows how I fight and has had 12 weeks to concentrate on me.

“I have taken other fights in that time so had to get ready for other opponents and with the injury it is only latterly I’ve been able to focus on him.

“I’ve had a lot of success so far so hopefully I can add another belt to my collection and continue to climb the ladder.”

A bus leaves Bridges Bar in New Stevenston at 6pm for anyone interested in cheering on McGinnis.