Limerick boxer Graham McCormack will contest for the vacant BUI Celtic title in Glasgow on November 19. The fighter with a record of 6-1-0 will face off against Scotsman Paul Kean.
The 34-year-old known as the ‘G Train’ will be looking to build upon his recent success in previous outings and will look to once again win a highly anticipated bout in order to capture a title.
The Limerick native has seen a resurgence in boxing following some time away from the sport, due to a period of struggle and trouble in his life.
The talented southpaw won his professional debut at Celtic Clash in December 2017 against Richard Baba before travelling to Waterford for his second professional fight in January 2018.
Before his second outing, the Treaty Slugger mentioned how motivated he is by the large support he receives, highlighting why he is so dedicated, why he wants to prove himself and all those who have been behind him since day one.
McCormack talked with Sporting Limerick before his match up with Hungarian Joszef Takacs.
The light middleweight saw off the challenge of Takacs in front of large supporting, excited Limerick crowd.
He has since gone from strength to strength. Following the struggles, ups and downs throughout his life, the talented Irish boxer spoke about what exactly it would mean to him to pick up the title in Glasgow.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com, McCormack illustrated how important this bout is to him and what it signifies.
“This is not just a title or a belt, this is something I have worked towards for a long time. It’s something I’ve worked for in Boxing and outside of Boxing.
“I think people know life hasn’t always been easy for me. If I’m honest I’ve lived a very rough life, tough mentally more than anything else, so this title shows me how far I have come and that everything I have worked for has been worth it.
“This means everything to me.”
The fight against Dundee native Paul Kean will be a stern test. Arguably a step up from McCormack’s last opponents, the former Scottish champion will offer the biggest challenge to the Limerick man.
The return to the ring, following a 2 year break will also be a challenge. However, with strong support from all corners of Limerick, his previous displays, there is no reason as to why ‘G train” can’t snatch a big scalp.
McCormack lost out to Jay Byrne in a BUI Celtic title fight in May 2018. This will no doubt fuel his ambitions to grab the strap with both hands this time out.
‘G Train’ defeated Jordan Latimer in September and will look to continue his winning ways come November 19.