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‘The Diva’ is the first fighter confirmed on first Irish 2020 card

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Gary Cully [9(4)-0] has become the first fighter to be officially confirmed to fight Ireland in 2020.

It was confirmed yesterday that the first #MTKFightNight of the New Year will take place at the Ulster Hall on February 1.

Today ‘The Diva’ was announced as the first fighter to populate the card.

An opponent has yet to be confirmed for the 6’2″ lightweight, but Cully has been step up keen and will be hoping for a test and/or a name come Febraury.

The Naas southpaw enjoyed somewhat of a frustrating 2019. After impressing since throughout 2017 and 18 this year looked to be perfectly set up to be a breakout 12 months.

However, an awkwardly positioned cut on his hand saw him out of the ring for some time and he missed to chance to put French entertainer Renald Garrido among others on his record.

The Pete Taylor trained fighter did manage to return in October and the fact he was being mentioned by and alongside the Ray Moylette and BUI Celtic Champion Joe Fitzpatrick shows he remains relevant.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com after his October victory over Danny Mendoza Cully was adamant he wants a step up next.

“I want something big next,” he told Irish-Boxing.com.

“I am back now. I am ready to step up and I want a big fight next. Tonight was routine and everyone could see that. I have that out of the way now, I am ready to move up and I want to do it straight away.”


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