Lee McGregor vows to return stronger following maiden defeat in world title attempt

Super-Bantamweight, Lee McGregor, is vowing to return back stronger following the maiden defeat of his career this past Friday in his home city of Edinburgh. 

McGregor came up short in his first attempt in capturing a version of a world title following a successful haul of titles which include British, Commonwealth and European title successes. 

McGregor (12-1-1) would drop to an unanimous decision to Erik Robles (14-1) with scorecards reading 115-113, 116-113 and 115-113 in a highly competitive contest with the action flowing with little involvement from referee, Steve Gray. 

McGregor post-fight would require medical attention for an eye complaint due to the gruelling affair where both fighters had moments of success. 

Lee stated that he would like to pursue a rematch with Robles and challenge for the IBO world title once again which promoter Kalle Sauerland has stated that is is one of the options available to McGregor and Wasserman boxing following Robles’s victory. 

"There were a few issues going into that fight that a lot of people don't know about and I was nowhere near 100 percent," McGregor explained to the Edinburgh Evening News.

"You need to be 100 percent going into a fight like that. But it was a fantastic fight, one I loved being involved in and I'm glad the fans enjoyed it. I know for a fact, that once I get these issues fixed, then I can beat that guy. The rematch is something I want, without a shadow of a doubt. If you take away that tick-over fight back in March, I had 13 months of inactivity, so momentum wasn't on my side, and nobody would have blamed me if I had turned it down.

"But I proved once again on Friday night, the warrior that I am. I need to sit down with the team, but I want to put it right. How good that fight was, is making me really hungry for the rematch and it's going to be huge and bigger than it was on Friday. This was my first big show in Edinburgh and look at what I did. The result didn't go my way but please believe me when I say that I will put it right and I will get that belt."