At the age of 29, Alex Montgomery may be seen as a late comer to the sport of professional boxing.
Montgomery will be making his professional debut at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell on March 8th on a show promoted by upstart Scottish boxing promotion Prospect Boxing featuring some of Scotland’s best boxing talent. However the Motherwell super middleweight insists that age is only a number.
He said: “Ideally I would have turned over earlier, however I had work commitment’s which meant I would be working away in London and Wales and I couldn’t give myself to the sport as much as I wanted to.
“Now I am employed locally, which means I can be running in the morning and I can be in the gym every evening. I don’t feel it’s too late for me to turn over as I keep myself in good shape and I have had an extensive amateur career.”
Montgomery, who is nicknamed ‘Ackman’, had a successful amateur career which included two district titles and a Scottish title at junior level. In addition he picked up three districts and one Scottish title at senior level and enjoyed being kept busy as a fighter, something he hopes to continue in the paid ranks.
He added: “Prospect Boxing are a fresh and hungry company. I’ve sat down with Paul Graham (the owner) and we have worked out a plan. I explained that I want to be busy and will fight anywhere and Paul’s the best man for that job. I have seen how he has kept his stable ticking over with fights, and as a hungry fighter that is what you need.
“I was always a busy fighter and stopped two out the last three since I came back so I am hoping I can bring that form over the pro’s and I hope maybe by this time next year am ready for a Scottish title if all goes well.”
Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour present ‘The Steel Men Return’, an evening of professional championship boxing at Ravenscraig Sports Facility on Friday March 8th. Headlined by Gary McCallum v Paul Allison for the vacant Scottish middleweight title.
With a 10 fight under card it features Rhys Pagan, Mark Parvin, Sean Watson and Ryan Scott. Jordan McCorry, Darren McAdam, Mitch Prince and Martin Watson makes his pro debut in the Light Welterweight division, while Alex Montgomery makes his debut in a super middleweight bout.