MOTHERWELL kickboxer Gary McLeary makes the first defence of his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles in Wishaw on Saturday.
McLeary faces Poland’s Kris Romanovski at Rivals Gym in Roberts Street.
He said: “He’s had six fights with five wins. I don’t underestimate him, but I’m bigger than him, I’ve more experience and with a home crowd behind me I have no intention of giving up my titles.”
McLeary would like to thank his sponsors the Commercial Hotel and Stanford Logistics.
Looking to add Commonwealth gold to his British lightweight title on the card will be New Stevenston’s Jamie McGinnis who faces Frenchman Sergio Hurron Garcia.
He said: “I’ve heard Garcia is a bit of a fighter. However, I’ve trained hard and I’m ready.”
McGinnis has signed a sponsorship deal with Archie Love, of Remax, and would also like to thank Curtis Installation and Print-It Design.
McLeary and McGinnis represent Impact Kickboxing and also on the card will be clubmates Marc McGinnis, Jamie’s brother, and Newarthill debutante Gary Moore.
The action starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available from the fighters. The fights are live for free at www.fightnightlive.co.uk and shown in Bridges Bar, New Stevenston.