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Ex-Aberdeen footballer swaps boots for boxing gloves

The undercard fight for Dean Sutherland’s title fight will see the 18-year old enter the professional ranks.

Gregor McPherson prepares for his professional debut at the city’s Beach Ballroom.

The undercard fight between Dean Sutherland and Louis Greene for the Commonwealth super-welterweight title is being held on Saturday.

McPherson told STV News that he is ready. He has been hard at work and traveled to Spain for a training camp. There, he met with many experienced men, including a former champion.

He said that I look sharp and strong. He believed in me and said that I could do great things in the sport.

Tom McPherson, Gregor’s father and former amateur international boxer was shocked by the decision to move to boxing.

Gregor was nine years old when he joined Aberdeen FC’s youth team.

At the tender age of 14, he discovered his gift for boxing.

McPherson told STV News: “I’m ready – I’ve been working really hard and went to Spain for a training camp with a lot of experienced guys, including a former world champion.

“He says I’m looking sharp, looking strong. He believes in me [and] said I can do great things in the sport.”

He said that I look sharp and strong. He believed in me and said that I could do great things in the sport.

Tom McPherson, Gregor’s father and former amateur international boxer was shocked by the decision to move to boxing.

Gregor was nine years old when he joined Aberdeen FC’s youth team.

At the tender age of 14, he discovered his gift for boxing.

 “If I’m being honest with you, I was quite taken aback because I always thought it was football.” Said Tom, Gregor’s father.

“I said ‘as long as you’re happy son, go and give it a bash, but remember, boxing – you don’t play it’. It’s a very tough sport, but it has a lot of good rewards as well.

“He loved it, he’s progressed and become a professional, so he’s done pretty well in a short period of time.”

Gregor will take on Jamie Quinn Saturday. He has quickly progressed through the boxing ranks.

Gregor spent five years on the books of Aberdeen FC.

He stated that his first fight in Banff was over and that he did very well. I was happy to get a first-round victory.

“After that, I went onto the novice which I won, then went to the Open Scottish, which I won three times.

“A few defeats from experienced boys was hard to take, but it’s about bouncing back.

“After that I went onto a winning streak for two years – and then I decided to turn pro.”

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