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Baptism of Fire – Hearn lines up KO-loving Mexican star for Gary Cully

Gary Cully [14(8)-0] looks set for a baptism of fire when he fights for the first time as a Matchroom fighter on October 29.

‘The Diva’ populates a Katie Taylor undercard alongside Belfast light middleweight Caoimhin Agyarko at Wembley Arena in just over a month’s time.

The son of Sarto made his Matchroom debut in March and impressed his way onto the promotional powerhouses books with a knockout victory over former world champion Miguel Vazquez.

However, next month’s bout will his first since he officially teamed up with Eddie Hearn and co – and it looks like he won’t be handed an easy introduction.

Hearn revealed he hopes to put the Nass southpaw in with big punching lightweight Angel Fierro [19(15)-1(0)-2] on a card that holds serious Irish interest.

‘Tashiro’ doesn’t come to the ring with the same experience or pedigree as Vazquez but is young, hungry, and a serious puncher.

The Tijuana native has 15 knockouts from 19 wins, his record suggesting he’d be a danger throughout. On the other hand, he has tasted defeat and drawn his last fight against the kind of opponent the Pete Taylor trained six foot plus 135lbs Irish fighter would be expected to defeat without real issue.

Not to mention, the extremely confident 26-year-old, hasn’t been shy about claiming he beats any fighter in the division, so Fierro shouldn’t prove daunting. In fact, no doubt it’s a fight he’d welcome and one he would see as a stepping stone to world level.

“Gary Cully in a tremendous fight,” Hearn told Boxing Social.

“We are trying to make this fight against Angel Fierro , that’s a brilliant fight.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com