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Tyrone McCullagh scores first round stoppage on Irish debut

By DIarmuid Sherry

Tyrone McCullagh pleased his very vocal support at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, with a facile first round stoppage.

Antons Zacests (2-1) was only able to last 104 seconds with the Derry southpaw super bantamweight, who will be hoping for more competitive outings in the futures.

The Latvian import was forced down twice by McCullough, first through a left to the body, followed by a glancing right uppercut to the head. McCullough followed up his assault, with another lead right to the head. Zacests, appeared comfortable and able to fight, however the referee decided to stop the contest, deeming Zacests unable to continue the bout.

The win on his home debut sees McCullagh move to 3 and 0, all through stoppages and Ireland’s last ever Elite featherweight champ promised afterwards that he has some very big news in the pipeline.


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