Perth boxer Luke Bibby 'jumps' at opportunity for fourth professional fight with eight days' notice

-Credit: (Image: Luke Bibby)
-Credit: (Image: Luke Bibby)

Luke Bibby “jumped at the opportunity” to be a late undercard at an annual event being dedicated to boxing legend Willie Limond.

The Perth southpaw has been given just eight days’ notice ahead of his fourth professional fight at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday after another fighter dropped out.

The 23-year-old re-enters the ring just three weeks after his third pro fight win against Edisson Boudiwan.

Luke – who began boxing as a youngster at Perth Railway Boxing Club - only turned professional in January this year.

But despite the short preparation time, fired-up Luke revealed he is always training for chances just like this.

“I got a call on Wednesday morning asking if I wanted to be on it because somebody pulled out - so I jumped at the opportunity,” he said.

“I am always training and in the gym for opportunities like this. I want to go out there and put on a show.

“I am ready to go.”

The ‘Season Finale’, hosted by St Andrew’s Sporting Club, will double as a celebration of the late Scottish boxing legend Willie Limond who passed away suddenly in April.

Limond coached the local two-time British champion at amateur level.

“I am honoured to be on the show in celebration of him,” Luke added.