A ‘good scalp’ for Connor in second bout

Connor Law (right) with his trainer Steven McGuire Snr
Connor Law (right) with his trainer Steven McGuire Snr

Glenrothes Boxing Club’s Connor Law made it two wins out of two since turning professional at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Monday night.

Connor was up against the much more experienced William Warburton (27), a welterweight veteran of over 85 fights, who, on occasion, has exposed unbeaten prospects, at the St Andrews Sporting Club annual Burns night.

The fight had been billed as a tough one for Connor in only his second pro bout but the Fifer justified the faith shown in him by trainer Steven McGuire and promoter Tommy Gilmour as he controlled the fight from start to finish.

He dropped Warburton in the third round with a well-timed right hook and, although the Yorkshireman managed to survive until the final bell under heavy pressure, Connor had done enough to claim a convincing points victory, with the judges’ scorecard reading 40-35 in the 22-year-old’s favour.

“Connor was a bit cautious but he was always on top of the fight against a tricky opponent,” trainer McGuire told the Gazette.

“Warburton is an experienced guy who has upset a lot of unbeaten fighters before, so it’s a very good scalp for him.”