“Prokick to hit Aberdeen”
Young will take a new look and moniker into his Celtic title fight
in Scotland next week.
The chisel-chinned former Linfield player plans to shoot down Ziggy
Ferguson in a Blaze of Glory as Ian ‘Young Gun’ this
Saturday April 15.
The two-time Irish League title winner is loaded with determination
to take down Ferguson with a barrel full of lead after the Scotsman’s
camp rubbished Young’s chances of bringing the title back
to his Belfast ranch – the Prokick Gym.
Its ‘High Noon’ for Young and Ferguson. The pair were
forced to share the Celtic light-middleweight belt following their
showdown at the Ulster Hall last December, where Ferguson’s
failure to meet a kick-count gave Young fifty per cent of the takings.
As Young prepares to ‘Ride Lonesome’ into Aberdeen on
his ‘Stagecoach’ the Saintfield man said: “Ferguson’s
people had a bit of a go at me last week, saying that he was robbed
in our Belfast fight.
“I felt I beat him on the night and I was very disappointed
with the outcome. If Ferguson feels he beat me and was robbed, why
then hasn’t he taken the opportunity for a re-match before
“He’s been making excuses about university studies.
I’ve never met a university student who studies and I reckon
he’s been dodging me.”
Young’s debut took place in Aberdeen last year and he holds
no fear about facing a hostile reception.
“I’m going into Ferguson’s camp and the support
will be behind him but I intend to silence it. I have worked hard
for this moment and I’ve never been in better shape. There
will be no sharing of the title this time around.”
Young, who also trains Glentoran stars Gary Browne and Philip Simpson
at the Prokick Gym, wants to parade the Celtic title while his former
club shows off the Irish Premier League crown at the end of the
“It would be great to join in the celebrations with my old
club and I intend to make sure that I can.”
Some of the local Prokick fighters
who will also take part on the Aberdeen Card
WKN Light middleweight World Amateur Title
Andrew Grimason (Belfast NI) Vs Steve Kitchener ( Fraserburgh Scotland)
WKN British heavyweight title
Peter Rusk (Carrickfergus NI ) Vs Darren Thompson (Aberdeen)
WKN Celtic title Light Middleweight
Ian Young (Belfast NI) Vs Ziggy Ferguson (Aberdeen Scotland)
Martin Connolly (Carrickfergus NI) Vs Dave Hill ( Motherwell)
Stuart Jess (Dromore-NI) Vs Mickey Shields ( Motherwell)
Darren Dougan (The Loup) Vs. Paul Smith ( Motherwell)
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