A CHAMPION blended martial arts fighter is gearing up for his first skilled struggle in over a 12 months and being revved on by a neighborhood automobile gross sales enterprise.
Reece McEwan hasn’t stepped into the ring since earlier than lockdown, nevertheless is making preparations to get again to what he loves finest in the midst of June.
The 26-year-old from Greenock has been backed by proprietor of Clyde Auto Gross sales, Blair Fisher, who has been instrumental in supporting him not solely with financial prices, however providing private help too.
Reece, who has received a number of championships and have become the primary ranked bantamweight within the UK and Eire, informed the Tele: “I’ve sponsors throughout Scotland who assist me with issues like protecting prices for struggle preparations corresponding to private coaching periods, diet, fitness center prices and travelling prices.
“Blair has been there for me in additional methods than one – it is a native enterprise supporting a neighborhood man and we’re now superb pals consequently.
“He was a 12 months above me in class so we at all times knew of one another, however I have been actually grateful for all of the help he is supplied me.
“Even through the lockdown he was dropping me a message to learn how he may assist me, simply checking in or giving me phrases of encouragement.
“His help and the help from my sponsors means a lot.”
Reece received his skilled debut by first spherical submission and might’t look forward to the excitement of getting an viewers watch him once more.
He mentioned: “I solely went skilled in February 2020, so it has been unusual to have solely fought as soon as earlier than we went right into a lockdown.
“I really like what I do and might’t wait to get again to it, there is no larger feeling than individuals being there to cheer you on and help you.
“I’ve began coaching for the June struggle and I am so wanting ahead to getting again to it.”
Blair, who owns the automobile showroom at Inverkip Street, says he’s delighted to help a neighborhood expertise like Reece.
He mentioned: “It is individuals like Reece who make us proud to be from Inverclyde, he’ll take over the world quickly.
“I am so glad to be supporting him in his skilled enterprise and it is actually been a sponsorship turned friendship – it is extra than simply serving to out financially.
“We’re delighted to have such an excellent relationship and looking out ahead to seeing what he does subsequent.”
For extra details about Reece or to seek out out about sponsorship alternatives, go to reecemcewan.com