HADDINGTON boxer Iain Trotter has been “pushing his boundaries” ahead of his fifth professional fight in Glasgow this evening (Friday).

The 24-year-old middleweight will return to the ring for the first time since July as he fights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

While Trotter, who is the son of Haddington ward councillor Tom, is yet to receive confirmation of his opponent, he is looking forward to stepping back into the ring. 

He told Courier Sport: “I’m excited to get back in the ring and continue climbing the ladder fighting, learning and winning.”
And he added: “Training has been going great.

“I’ve been pushing my boundaries every day in camp, making sure no stone is unturned in my preparations.”

East Lothian Courier:

Trotter has previously vowed to “right wrongs” following what he described as a below-par performance as he beat Borislav Zankov on points in July.

The Haddington star told Courier Sport immediately after that fight, at the Braehead Arena, that he scored himself a “C or a D” for his performance.

He put that sluggish display down to fatigue, having fought four times since turning professional in the spring, but is raring to go after enjoying time off over the summer. 

And next weekend, the former Knox Academy pupil will – all being well – step into the ring on the undercard of fellow county ace Josh Taylor’s fight with Miguel Vazquez at the Royal Highland Centre. 

And speaking of that fight, he said: “I cannot wait to get back on the big stage – it’s going to be an unmissable event.

“Tickets have been flying well above what I expected for both events but especially the Taylor bill, it’s been phenomenal. 

“I’ve got buses leaving Haddington and it’s hard to find words to describe how grateful and appreciative I am of the support. 
“It is mind-blowing.”

East Lothian Courier:

While he is excited about fighting on Taylor’s undercard for the third time, Trotter was quick to re-focus his immediate attentions to this evening's bout

“Without victory there [in Glasgow] then there is no Taylor fight,” he said.

“I’ve got business to take care of.”