Gething there! Gary Cully fights Welsh champion in August

It’s Irish lightweight champion against Welsh light welterweight champion in England next month.

Gary Cully [10(5)-0] has been handed another testing bout and will follow up his Joe Fitzpatrick Irish title victory with a fight against a two time BBBofC Welsh Area title challenger and one time winner.

Kieran Gething [9(2)-2(0)-2] will man the opposite corner, as ‘The Diva’ fights behind closed doors at the LS-LIVE in Wakefield on a card topped by Lewis Crocker on August 25.

No doubt the ambitious Cully would have preferred the chance to fight two time British title challenger Maxi Hughes, a fighter he agreed to fight in for a cancelled April show, but the English fighter will now fight Jono Carroll earlier in the month.

Gething is still a solid opponent for your eleventh fight, just not a massive step up on Joe Fitzpatrick if a step up at all.

The 26-year-old has won the Welsh title, beating Craig Woodruff for the strap this time last year.

The Pontypool fighter lost to Tony Dixon in a welterweight clash the fight before and comes into this bout on the back of a relatively acceptable draw with recent Ohara Davies victim Jeff Ofori.

Some may suggest size may prove an advantage for Gething, he has fought at higher weights than lightweight Cully, but then again the Naas fighter is as tall as some light heavyweights.

Also appearing on the card will be a title fight for Belfast’s Crocker against Lewis Greene, as well as clash for British and Commonwealth bantamweight king Lee McGregor who fights Southern Area super-bantamweight champion Ryan Walker.

Blane Hyland  returns to action on the card as well, while James McGivern makes his professional debut, with opponents to be announced for those two fights.

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