Gary Cully has Croke Park world title plans

Gary Cully [14(8)-0] has set his sights on winning a world title in Croke Park next year.

‘The Diva’ fights for the first time as a Matchroom-signed fighter at the Wembley Arena on Saturday.

The Son of Sarto takes on former French Champion Jaouad Belmehdi [16(7)-0-3] on the undercard of Katie Taylor’s undisputed defence against Karen Elizabeth Carabajal live on DAZN.

The Kildare southpaw plans the kind of performance that will ensure he remains a Taylor undercard regular – and also suggests an eye-catching display could help him make a significant move toward a world title shot.

After he thanked the Bray Bomber for “paving the way for Irish fighters”.

Brent, UK: Gary Cully and Jaouad Belmehdi Final Press Conference ahead of their fight on saturday Night. 27 October 2022 Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

Cully told press on Sunday: “I believe I put on a big performance back in March beating a former world champion, Miguel Vazquez, and I want to move forward towards world titles in 2023 so this is the right step in doing so.

“He’s a 16-0 opponent, but I believe that these are the types of fights that I need and that I show up for so these are the fights that I want. I’m excited to put in a big performance.”

There has been constant talk of a Taylor homecoming and a Croke Park fight night in the Spring of next year throughout fight week, whether Taylor finally gets the chance to fight in Ireland remains to be seen, but if it does happen Cully wants in.

On the possibility of fighting at GAA Headquarters next year, the 26-year-old added: “It’s been a vision of mine ever since I was a kid so to be able to actually see that as a possibility now is massive and like I said Katie has been leading the charge for over the past ten years. To share a card with her in Ireland would be history for Ireland. It would be special.

Brent, UK: Gary Cully and Jaouad Belmehdi Final Press Conference ahead of their fight on saturday Night. 27 October 2022 Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

“I believe that it’s a possibility now and it looks like it can happen so hopefully the Irish get behind us and we can fill Croke Park next year.”

Pictures Mark Robinson Matchroom

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