BARRHEAD boxer Gary Rae was ecstatic after being named on the undercard for Josh Taylor’s title fight at the SSE Hydro next month.

Rae will be involved in a bumper bill on March 3, showcasing some of Scotland’s best boxing talent.

The evening will also be broadcast live on Channel 5 and 5 Spike TV, giving the 29-year-old a chance to gain more exposure.

The undefeated Barrhead boxer will move back down to four rounds against an opponent who is yet to be confirmed. But it’s a small price to pay for Rae.

He said: “It’s not ideal for me coming off a six-rounder, it would have been good to go again for a six or an eight [rounder].

“But I’m quite happy to take the step down to four, just to get this experience to walk out at the Hydro on a massive bill on this occasion.

“It’s such a big opportunity for me you just can’t say no.

“I’m just trying to build a reputation and a fanbase just now, this helps massively and who knows, you may get a return out of it.

“It’s another fight for me as well, it’s more experience and more rounds under the belt for myself, and that’s what I need at this stage to keep plugging away and keep going forward. Hopefully it’ll lead to better things.”

As well as Taylor’s title fight against Humberto Soto for the WBC Silver super-lightweight title, Jason Easton takes on Glenn Foot for the Commonwealth Super Lightweight belt.

Glasgow’s 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Flynn will take on Ryan Collins for the Scottish middleweight title, as well as several other fights.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, which are priced at £40, £60 and £125, contact Gary directly on 07581 452557.