SCOTTISH LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE UP FOR GRABS THIS WEEKEND
Press Release: This Saturday night, Rhys Pagan (8-1) and Mike Towell (2-0-1) will battle for the Scottish light middleweight title on Saltire Boxing's show at the Paisley Lagoon Leisure Centre. With a knockout win over Valentin Stoychev in his last fight, Sanquhar's Rhys Pagan has not left the gym since that win in February. “I haven’t stopped training as I really want to get my hands on the Scottish title. I know my promoter has tried to make the fight with a few in the division, and they have rejected it, so credit to Mike (Towell) for having the guts to get into the ring with me. He adds “I have been training hard, and I am looking forward to fighting the ten round distance for the first time. I am aware of Towell and am expecting a tough night, but I will be leaving with the belt round my waist.
With three fights on his record, Dundee based Mike Towell is also looking forward to the fight: “This is why you turn professional, to win titles. This will be my first time over six rounds, but I am ready for what ever Pagan has. I have seen one or two of his fights, and he’s a good fighter, but I am relishing the chance and will give it everything and will bring that title back up the road with me to Dundee.
Saltire boxing's Colin Bellshaw said, “this is a perfect boxer vs fighter match-up we have here... I find the crowd gets more excited by a domestic title fights, and I know this will deliver for them."
The undercard features the return of Kris Carslaw as he looks towards a British Title Eliminator in the summer. Also in action is Ronnie Clark, Brian Peacock while Scottish Welterweight Champion Craig Kelly also returns, and completing the line-up will be Marek Laskowski.