Debut Corner with Ross Henderson

Published On Friday, May 8, 2015By
Motherwell's top heavyweight prospect, Ross Henderson provides a Scottish feel to this installation of Debut Corner. The 26-year-old represented his country in the previous two Commonwealth Games, last year in his native country of Scotland, and Delhi four years earlier in 2010. In the super-heavyweight category, Henderson reached the quarter-finals stage losing to overall gold medallist, Joe Joyce. Now, the Frank Delaney trained boxer makes his pro bow in Glasgow on June 12th and here's what he had to say... Ross Henderson What made you want to start boxing? “I used to play a bit of football and went to a boxing gym, Springhall ABC, with my mate Ryan to keep fit and change the training a bit and my coach Frank talked me into it so took it from there!”   Who was your boxing hero growing up and why? “To be honest, I was never a big boxing fan but once I went into the ring for first time, I got the buzz. To date, I love watching Carl Froch – true warrior!”   How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do? “I was 21 and entered the Western District Championships, I had a semi-final on the Saturday and won the final the following Friday in the Marriott hotel!”   How well did you do in the amateurs? “I won four Scottish titles, two districts titles, British Silver, International Gold in the Gee Bee Tournament in Finland and a few silvers and bronzes!”   What made you decide to turn pro? “I felt that I did everything I could and it was time to turn over.” Ross Henderson with Tyson Fury What team do you have around you? “I'm with the guys at MGM, they’re my promoters and manager, Billy Nelson is my trainer along with Jordan Dunn doing my conditioning. I’ve got a good sponsor in Zone74 Skate Park, East Kilbride and Protein Jake, Wishaw looks after my supplements.”   What sort of fighting style do you have? “Like to keep it long as a pro, stand my ground and sit on my shots!”   What ambitions do you have for your pro career? “I'm looking to learn the pro game and start fighting for titles in a couple of years.”   When is your first fight and who will be there in support? “My debut is June 12th on the Bellahouston show run by MGM Scotland. I'm hoping to take 150 friends and family for support.”   Any message for the fans? “Thanks to everyone for the messages and support, get behind me and look forward to some cracking nights!”   For tickets to the debut fight please call: 07712 133 142   TR Shield Logo