HADDINGTON boxer Iain Trotter is looking forward to his first professional title bout next month.

The former Knox Academy pupil will meet Marc Kerr for the vacant Scottish Middlweight Championship at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on March 3, on the undercard of Prestonpans star Josh Taylor’s bout with Humberto Soto.

Trotter is undefeated in six bouts since turning professional just over a year ago.

Glasgow’s Kerr, 27, boasts 10 wins from an 11-fight career but was beaten the last time he fought at the Hydro, a 39-37 points defeat to Chris Jenkinson in 2016.

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And while 23-year-old Trotter (pictured above) is looking forward to his first title fight, he is under no illusions as to the challenge he faces.

He told Courier Sport: “Marc Kerr is a very tough and durable fighter who I have the upmost respect for.

“He also has more experience as a professional than me but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind I will come out victorious.”

The middleweight star admits nothing will change in his preparations for the fight, which is part of a stellar evening of boxing at the Hydro.

He added: “I’m just preparing myself for a 10-round war, so whatever he throws at me I’m ready.”

Trotter also acknowledged that the fight had come earlier in his career than he expected, but he said once the chance came up, it was one he could not turn down.

He added: “When I got asked about it I jumped at the chance – it’s a huge opportunity for me.

“I’m willing to fight anyone so there wasn’t much thinking to be done.”

And he posted this update from his training camp today (Thursday). . . 

A bus-load of Trotter’s friends and family are heading through, with the fully-booked bus leaving from The Bell in Haddington at 7pm on fight night.

Trotter said he was “forever grateful for the support”, adding: “The support’s been fantastic – my sponsors have really backed me and once again everyone’s coming out for this fight.

“It’s going to be another great night and I can’t wait to get that belt in front of so many travelling fans.”

Tickets for the evening’s action are available through Ticketmaster.