Coatbridge boxer Mark McKeown says his profession will flip full circle when he makes his ring return at St Andrew’s Sporting Membership on Thursday.
The 28-year-old has been added to the invoice for his or her fiftieth anniversary season opener at Radisson Blu lodge in Glasgow, eight years after combating on their first newbie present.
McKeown doesn’t but know his opponent for the six-rounder, his first struggle since beating Joshua John to win the Celtic featherweight title in Swansea in Could.
However he’s simply wanting to get again within the ring and wind issues up for both a title defence or a shot at one other.
He stated: “That is my first struggle since profitable the Celtic title. It’s only a six-round struggle to get me again into the swing of issues.
“It’s nice, as a result of in 2014 I boxed on St Andrew’s Sporting Membership’s first ever newbie boxing occasion there, and I had been again a few occasions simply to look at the boxing.
“I’m actually wanting ahead to going again there to struggle as a professional, now.
“It’s going again to the place it began for me, and that’s completely cracking.”
McKeown hopes the Glasgow bout would be the first of a variety of alternatives over the approaching yr.
He added: “It’s gong to be nice to be concerned once more and in entrance of a crowd, so it’s going to be glorious.
“We’re hoping to get out one other twice this yr after this, and my supervisor says he’ll both get me a defence of the Celtic title or a shot at one other one.
“Issues are shifting in the correct course, anyway.
“He’s going to scope about and see what alternatives can come up.
“That’s good as a result of normally we don’t even look previous every struggle because it comes. Normally each one is the largest of your profession, as a result of you want to get by it to maintain progressing.”