Fighting fit once more and full of confidence

Lee Gallacher
Lee Gallacher

Craigneuk boxer Lee Gallacher is confident he is now fighting fit once again as he prepares to step back in the ring on Friday.

Gallacher hasn’t been in action since his victory over Alistair Warren in November, having had to pull out of a card in February when he was struck down with tonsillitis.

He said: “It was about three weeks before the fight I started to feel a problem with my throat and it turned out to be tonsillitis.

“There was no way I could fight which was disappointing, but thankfully with antibiotics it cleared up, had I needed surgery to remove my tonsils I could have been out for even longer.”

Super-welterweight Gallacher faces Mike Jones in Fauldhouse having gone through a tough camp which including sparring with Uddingston’s Michael McGurk who was training for his own recent fight.

Jones from Wrexham was a respected amateur, but came a cropper in his pro-debut in March so will be looking to put things right against Gallacher who has no desire to give up his unbeaten record.

He said: “I hear Jones was well thought of when he was an amateur, but I tell you something he’ll need to be good to beat me.

“Really it doesn’t matter if he boxes at 120 per cent of his ability because I know I’m going to win.”

“Long gone are the feelings of being nervous leading up to a fight, I am full of confidence in my ability and it is my opponents who should be nervous about facing me.

“With my illness behind me I had a great camp, especially with Michael McGurk as my chief sparring partner, he was training for his own fight against Yosif Panov most of the time and let me tell you he doesn’t hold back.

“I know what I have to do in Fauldhouse and I’m going to do it and then enjoy a nice holiday in Tenerife.”

The four-bout card will be headlined by home town super-featherweight Sean Watson against a yet to be named opponent

Martin Taylor takes on Dan Carr at super-lightweight and Jamie Wilson meets Brett Fidoe at super-flyweight.

Bellshill-based promoter Paul Graham said: “With this card we have a lot of good talent with a mix of local fighters and few from further afield. “Hopefully we’ll see Lee Gallacher pick up another win and move to five straight wins and continue his education in the paid ranks.“

Doors open at 7pm and tickets costing £40 are available by calling 01698 338888 or from any of the fighters.

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Meanwhile, Newarthill’s Charlie Flynn has continued his unbeaten start to his professional career.

The lightweight beat Sheffield’s Qasim Hussain in Glasgow 40-36 on points.