McCullough wants Rogan to knock out Fury and Frampton to KO Kiko
By Jonny Stapleton
Wayne McCullough believes the fight of Martin Rogan will out do any potential Tyson Fury flair, as the duo collide in an eagerly anticipated Irish title fight in the Odyssey this Saturday night.
The Irish boxing legend claims veteran ’Roggie’ has a decent chance of victory against the man 16 years his junior, but feels the heavyweight favourite will have to go out and knock the 6’9’ giant out.
The Barcelona Olympic Silver Medallist and former World WBC bantamweight champion of the world also believes in Bernardo Checa, ‘The Iron Man’ has a coach that can give him an edge.
“I hope he knocks him out and wins the Irish title in Belfast. They say ‘Fury is the better boxer’ – but Rogan has guts and heart – and that can win fights. Martin has guts and heart by the bucket load and he will have to show those when he takes on Fury,” The Pocket Rocket explained “I think that if he is in shape and he looks as if he is, he is in with a shout. I also rate his coach Bernardo Checa and he will have him in good shape for the fight and he will have a plan as well. I have been telling him a few things that he should do against a taller man – but that is between the two of us. But he has to go in there and get the job done. He has to go in there and knock Fury out. And I hope he does,” added McCullough.
The Las Vegas based fighter has also been keeping tabs on rising super bantemweight star Carl Frampton and backed ‘The Jackal’ to see off European Champion Kiko Martinez if the fight is made for the summer.
“I also want Carl to knock Kiko out and I believe he can do that. I am still not happy with the way Kiko behaved when I was supposed to fight him in Belfast a few years ago. I just think that Kiko is not a big a puncher as he is made out to be and I think Carl would outbox him and win the fight. Kiko seems to have a good chin and he is strong, but I believe Carl will have to much for him,” the Irish boxing legend told the News Letter.
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