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I can’t wait to emulate my Uncle and become Commonwealth Champ Says McCullough

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Marco McCullough is ready to walk in his uncles footsteps and claim the Commonwealth title on February 27.

The Belfast featherweight’s Uncle Tommy ‘Willo The Wisp’ Waite buckled the bantamweight version of the strap around his waist with victory over Ady Lewis in 2000.

Now McCullough is confident he will like his uncle Waite travel to Manchester and claim the strap.

McCullough’s opponent on the massive Frampton versus Quigg Isaac Lowe has been speaking this week how confident he is of securing a win, but the John Breen trained fighter is equally as confident.

Indeed he insists he will win in style on Sky Sports PPV.

“I’m delighted to be part of this massive show,” said McCullough. “To be boxing on Sky Sports Box Office on the undercard of my Cyclone stablemate Carl Frampton is a huge moment in my career.

“Isaac is a talented lad but I have boxed at a higher level and I’m one hundred percent confident that I will be walking away with that Commonwealth belt on February 27. My uncle Tommy Waite won the Commonwealth Bantamweight title in Manchester sixteen years ago and I can’t wait to emulate him.

“I have boxed in front of massive crowds before against former World Champions, Isaac hasn’t, and it’s this experience that will prove the difference on the night. I will have the bigger support in Manchester and I’m going to do them proud and win this fight in style.”


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