Corcoran hopes to follow in brothers’ footsteps ahead of pro debut

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 July 2018

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA)

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Wembley super lightweight Simon Corcoran will follow in the footsteps of his brothers when making his professional debut later this month.

Corcoran is scheduled to face Kristian Laight on a Mickey Helliet show at York Hall on July 14.

The super lightweight comes from a family with good boxing pedigree, with brother Gary Corcoran having fought for the WBO world welterweight title last December.

Last Saturday saw the welterweight make his return to competitive action since losing that title bout against Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane late last year.

The 27-year-old took on Victor Ray Ankrah of Ghana after initial opponent Paddy Gallagher withdrew after suffering a broken jaw.

The change of opponent did not seem to affect Corcoran as he delivered a storming display before brutally stopping Ankrah in the fifth round.

It was a winning return to the ring for the welterweight, and brother Simon will hope for a similarly successful night when he makes his pro debut later this month.

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