Fight week finds Sam Kynoch busy trying to juggle a number of varied tasks.

The eponymous owner of Kynoch Boxing isn’t quite a one-person organisation – others take care of social media, sales and sponsorship – but it is not quite the sprawling, personnel-heavy business you might expect given everything that is involved in staging small-hall boxing dinner shows in front of hundreds of spectators.

This evening’s event inside the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Glasgow is a special one given it is Kynoch’s 100th promotion. He will relax and enjoy it only once it is underway. When we speak at the start of the week, the former corporate lawyer is still trying to thread together all the different strands that make up an event of this nature; matchmaking opponents, dealing with fighters, their managers and agents, handling late withdrawals, arranging the weigh-ins, liaising with the venue and corporate clients, confirming referees and judges’ appointments and checking in with the respective governing bodies, as well as managing many of the boxers on the card. If his life this week were a cartoon, he would have steam shooting out of both ears.

Experience helps steer the 37-year-old through it all. The former Scotland youth boxer from Perth first began promoting amateur events back in 2008 but he is taking the starting-off point for this century landmark from 2015 when he opened the Scottish wing of MGM Promotions.

Three years later, and with sufficient experience under his belt, Kynoch forged out on his own. The pandemic-enforced restrictions brought turbulence and uncertainty across the whole industry but small-hall shows and Kynoch Boxing survived then thrived. It is rarely straightforward but arranging shows like this evening’s remains a labour of love.

“It’s been a fast journey and doesn’t really feel like 100 shows,” he says. “June 2015 was the first one and I can still remember that as if it were yesterday. A lot of boxers have developed through those events and have gone on to fight on bigger platforms as well as winning titles on my own shows. So I’m quite proud to have reached this milestone.

“There’s always a lot to take on board but I’d say practise makes perfect and always expect the unexpected. I’ve had nights that have gone smoothly and others that have been riddled with issues. The secret is to try not to flap and just find a way through it.”

There have been various highlights along the way including overseeing Hannah Rankin’s rise to become Scotland’s first female world champion and helping Nathaniel Collins get his hands on the British and Commonwealth belts. Arranging for Jay McFarlane to fight at Madison Square Garden in New York and co-promoting an event in South Africa also stand out in the memory.

“I really enjoyed Nathaniel winning the British title on a sold-out show last year,” reflects Kynoch. “Some of the nights with Hannah too, winning the IBO up here live on the BBC and then getting the WBA belt later on.

“My previous show last month was my first ever pro-am event with a mixture of professional and amateur bouts in front of around 1000 people. That was a brilliant night too and reminded me of the old amateur days back in working men’s clubs.”

Although happy to be overseeing his own empire, Kynoch remains grateful for the lessons learned during three years working under the MGM umbrella.

“It was a big decision to go out on my own in 2018 and it’s proven to be the right call as I can be in control of everything I’m doing,” he adds. “But I’m hugely grateful for the years I spent working with MGM.

“When they first opened the gym in Marbella I had some great experiences taking boxers over there for training and got to start working with Matthew Macklin and watching that business grow. It served me well for the time that I did it but I made the right decision to go it alone when I did.”

It is spotting aspiring talent and supporting their journeys that still makes it all worthwhile for Kynoch. He has high hopes for tonight’s headliner Regan Glackin who fights Craig Woodruff in a British lightweight title eliminator, as well as others in his stable like Scott Forrest and Marcus Sutherland.

Kynoch, though, isn’t a man to ever be content with his lot. Next month marks the tenth anniversary of his Glasgow gym and now plans are in place to open a martial arts space next door.

“There seems to be a lot of interest in jiu-jitsu and I’ve linked up with a world-class coach so we’ll have that up and running soon,” he reveals. “I’ve always been someone to take a chance and do things a bit differently throughout my career and I’m still true to that to this day.”