But on Saturday night he’ll be doing something that he’s never done before.
He’ll be stepping into the ring as a professional.
Moore, a 2007 Logan High School graduate and former two-time Coal Area Toughman champion at Logan, is scheduled to make his professional debut on Saturday night with a four-round men’s light heavyweight bout against Ryan Britton at the Logan Toughman.
The bout is the Toughman’s main event this year.
Moore won his Toughman titles in 2006 and 2007.
Then after fighting at the Toughman World Championships in Mississippi, Moore made his return to the Logan Toughman in 2009 in the heavyweight class.
Moore ending up losing a three-round decision to eventual champion Matt Garretson of Charleston.
Bell time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
The Toughman event got under way on Thursday night with preliminary round bouts and takes tonight off.
Moore said he’s excited about making his pro debut in his hometown.
“Absolutely. We’re pretty much in my backyard here at the fieldhouse,” Moore said at ringside on Thursday night while watching some of the bouts. “I won my first title here in 2006 and came back in 2007 and defended my title. It’s showtime. I’m in the pros now and I’m ready to go. I’m in shape and I’m ready to go.”
Britton, a former two-time Toughman champion at Parkersburg, enters the bout with a 2-0-1 professional record.
Moore is being trained by another former Logan Toughman champion in Chapmanville native Daniel Hensley.
Hensley, a former pro boxer himself, closed out his professional career with a perfect 9-0 record.
Moore, who was a standout baseball and football player at Logan High School, comes from a boxing family.
His brother Jason McCloud, won the Logan Toughman championships in 1999 and 2004.
Moore’s manager is Dr. Chase Hill, a local chiropractor, who also runs a fitness center in Madison.
“I think that’s really helped Jordan out, too, because they have all of the state-of-the-art equipment,” Toughman promoter Jerry Thomas said about Moore’s training.
“Training has been tough,” Moore added. “You have to accept that and train hard. It’s three-minute rounds now and it’s going to be tougher. It’s no longer one-minute rounds, it’s three-minute rounds. My camp and I are ready to go. I hope that I can fight like I am capable of fighting. That’s me. I’m a boxer and that’s what I do for a living. We’re going to put it all on the line on Saturday night.”
Moore said he’s trained with a lot of people.
“I’ve been with just about everybody,” he said. “Daniel Hensley, Jason Pettiway, Terrence Kelly, Scott Kuhn, Chase Hill I’ve worked with. Carlos Turner has been with me since I was 7 years old. Noah Kirk has also helped me train. They have all helped throw everything into the mix.
“They have all helped me out and I hope that it shows when I get into the ring.”
Moore said Britton will be a tough opponent.
“I know that he’s tough,” he said. “He’s won two matches as a professional and is a former two-time Toughman champion. I don’t think that he’s fought in a while but he’s got experience and he’s going to be a good opponent. I’m sure that he’s going to be ready to go.”
Moore has ironically trained some with Garretson, the only boxer to defeat him on the Toughman stage at Logan.
“We’ve trained together in the same facility. Matt’s a great guy, you can’t beat him,” Moore said. “He’s definitely somebody that I like to surround myself in training. He’s got a great attitude. He’s a bad cat. He’s an MMA fighter now and I wish him the best.”
Moore was in the corner of Madison welterweight Zack Kuhn on Thursday night during the first night of the Toughman.
Kuhn ended up winning a four-round pro fight over Dan Crabtree of Columbus, Ohio, in a decision.
This year marks the 24th time the Toughman has rolled into Logan.
Thomas said the event is always big.
“We do a lot of advertising and we have a two-hour TV highlight show which runs the second and fourth Sundays each month on Sudden Link Cable,” Thomas said. “People get to see the Toughman there on TV and we’ve been doing that for four years. I think that’s helped a lot. We’ve been around awhile, too. This is our 33rd year in West Virginia. The season runs from November through April and we just finished our first event of the season last week at Lewisburg. I think that was the best event we had there, too.
“We had two pro bouts in that event last weekend. The second night we made Greenbrier County history in that we held the first West Virginia heavyweight title fight in that county’s history at the state fairgrounds when Bobby Thomas Jr., no relation to me, was on the card and won with a seventh-round TKO in a scheduled 10-round fight. He was 10-1 and his opponent was 8-0. It was a heck of a fight.”