He has a difficult French test to overcome on November 20 first, but coach John Breen revealed Cyclone Promotions are trying to secure Marco McCullough a clash with European Champion Josh Warrington on the massive Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg card.
Belfast ticket seller McCullough faces former EU Champion and EBU challenger Sergio Prado at the Waterfront the venue that played host to his blood and guts battle with Martin Parlagi and if he beats John Slowey’s late replacement his team want a massive clash with Warrington next.
“We are trying to get Marc a fight with Josh Warrington on the Carl Frampton bill in Manchester on Febuary 27″ Breen told the Belfast Newsletter.
“That is the fight we have asked for but we will have to wait and see what happens. But the main thing at the minute, is that Marc wins at the Waterfront.”
Eddie Hearn has already stated his desire to make February 27’s pay per view card to be an Ireland v England event and a clash between Matchroom’s Warrington and Cyclone’s McCullough certainly makes sense.
However, with Warrington a massive ticket seller in Leeds, the Matchroom boss may not want to place the EBU champion on a card that is already guaranteed to sell out. Warrington, who is also a Patrick Hyland target, has Belfast previous having out pointed Martin Lindsay back in May of 2014.
Before McCullough can think about Warrington, a fighter some suggest is protected, he must win on November 20
The former Irish champion suffered a surprise hiccup when he was stopped by Zoltan Kovacs in the first round of his fight in Germany in the summer, but came back with victory last month and Breen expects more of the same on the eagerly anticipated All on The Line bill.
“He came back well in his last fight and blew the guy away – but the other guy did not throw a punch at him.
“He has been training and sparring well and I believe he will beat Prado at the Waterfront.
“Prado is a come forward fighter – so we know what to expect. He fought and lost to Kid Galahad for the European title, so we have had a look at him.
“But as I said ‘Marc has been training well,’ so I am expecting a win.”