Shotts boxer Scott Allan is over the moon to have been handed a chance to avenge his recent defeat to Kash Farooq, after a rematch was scheduled for September 9th in Glasgow.

Both fighters were in winning form earlier this month at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley, with Farooq easily seeing off Ghanaian Michael Barnor, and Allan bouncing back in style against Latvian Dmitri Gutmans.

Now the stage is set for an eagerly-anticipated rematch between the rival Scots, with Allan planning the mother of all celebrations in Las Vegas should he manage to gain revenge over Farooq.

“I’m absolutely buzzing now that the fight has been confirmed,” Allan said.

“There is no doubt that I deserved to lose the first fight, fair play to him, but the worst version of Scott Allan came up against the very best Kash Farooq. This time, the very best Scott Allan will be in that ring with him, and I don’t think he will be able to live with me.

“I have 13 weeks now to prepare, and I will be going all out to make sure I am in the best possible shape. The defeat really hurt me and it still nags me in my head, and the only way to get rid of that is by proving that it was a freak result.

“I will have a solid 10 weeks in full camp for this one, and I’ll be giving it everything.

“Things couldn’t really be going much better for me at the moment. My partner is expecting a baby, and I have a trip to Vegas planned for September 13th. The only thing that was bugging me was that defeat.

“Now, I’ll be able to get it out of my system by beating Kash on September 9th, and then having the mother of all celebrations in Vegas afterwards.”

The styles of the two fighters away from the ring could hardly be starker, with the quiet and understated Farooq a world away from the flamboyant showmanship of Allan.

But Allan took issue with some of the comments made by Farooq after the last match between the pair, with the Glasgow fighter claiming he wanted the win more and was more focused as a result.

“Listen, we’re never going to be best pals,” said Allen.

“I don’t think he’s the biggest fan of my style, he doesn’t like the flashiness, but that’s just me. I’m confident, I’m a showman, and I like to put on a show for the people who come to watch me.

“But that should never be mistaken for not taking my boxing seriously. This is my life, I am completely dedicated to it, and there will be no question marks over my focus for this fight.

“I want this win this so, so badly. And I will win it.

“I have nothing against Kash, fair play to him, he’s a decent fighter.

“But there are weaknesses there that I will exploit in September. He’s weak to the body, for example, and even though he deserved to beat me before, I’m still trying to wrap my head around how that happened.

“Rest assured, it will be a different beast he’s up against this time, and it will be too much for him.

“I might be flashy on my way to the ring, but when that bell goes, it’s down to business.”