Law on cloud nine after latest victory

Connor Law is unbeaten in nine fights as a pro. Pic Alan Murray
Connor Law is unbeaten in nine fights as a pro. Pic Alan Murray

Glenrothes Boxing Club middleweight Connor Law remains unbeaten, and has yet to lose a round in nine fights as a professional, after Friday’s dominant victory over Spain’s Jose Lopez Clavero at Meadowbank.

The Stevie McGuire-coached southpaw, who hails from Kelty, was roared on by a vociferous contingent from Fife as he claimed a classy 80-72 points win in his first eight-round bout.

Law told the Gazette: “It was another good fight and another good learning curve.

“I’ve watched it back and I agree with the commentators, I took my foot off the gas at times, but I was pacing myself over eight rounds because I’d never done it before.

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I did what I thought I needed to do, and the game plan worked.

“There’s a lot of positives to take from it, and a lot of things I’ll learn from.”

The fight was a step up in class for Connor but he controlled it from start to finish.

“The better opposition, the better I’ll box,” he said. “I still didn’t get to show my full potential, but I got to show a wee bit more than I have in the past.”

Law was on the undercard as Prestonpans fighter Josh Taylor secured the Commonwealth super-lightweight title by defeating Dave Ryan - now the Fifer is closing in on his own title shot.

“I’m not diving into anything silly,” he said. “I could’ve went into a 10-round title fight on Friday and not know what would happen, but we’re taking it slow and patient.”