Lee McGregor barely breaks into a sweat in second-round win

Lee McGregor celebrates his win over Nicaragua's Pablo Narvaez
Lee McGregor celebrates his win over Nicaragua's Pablo Narvaez
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Edinburgh bantamweight Lee McGregor barely broke sweat as he eased to his third straight win as a professional at the SSE Hydro.

McGregor, a stablemate of Josh Taylor, put pen to paper with Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions in October and has his heart set on a British title shot this summer.

And, on this evidence, he may just get that chance.

McGregor had been due to fight compatriot Scott Allan but the Lanark man withdrew from the contest through illness. His replacement, Nicaragua’s Pablo Narvaez, gave it his all but the four-time Scottish amateur champion is cut from a different cloth.

McGregor, 21, looks at home in the ring despite his inexperience at this level. However, his power and precision proved too hot for the Central American to handle and the contest was brought to a halt in the second round with McGregor securing his third straight win by knock-out.

Meanwhile, Haddington’s Iain Trotter was beaten for the first time as a pro as his Scottish middleweight title clash ended in a third-round defeat by Marc Kerr.

The duo clashed heads in the very first round and with the East Lothian fighter sporting a nasty cut to his right eye, the Glaswegian used this to his advantage. Trotter tried to respond despite the early setback but with blood making it difficult for the 24-year-old to see, his night ended early.

“I’m devastated but take nothing away from my opponent. It was the right decision to stop it because of the blood but it was a head clash,” Trotter explained. “I felt if the fight had continued then I would have got better and better as I feel I was beginning to hurt him. No disrespect to my opponent but I shouldn’t be losing to someone like Marc Kerr. Great fighters have suffered defeats so I need to bounce back.

“It’s too early to say what I’ll do from here. I never expected this so I need to take a couple of weeks off and hopefully come back stronger.”