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‘I’ll fight and beat Cully’ – New pro ready to solve Cully’s domestic dilemma

New pro Stephen Webb says he will be ready to answer Gary Cully’s domestic call in the New Year.

Kildare favourite Cully has been has been vocal about his frustration in being unable to secure a clash with an Irish rival.

The 6’2 fighter was hoping for a domestic dalliance on the Boxnation broadcast October 5th show but revealed six Irish fighters have knocked back offers to fight him in Belfast.

Webb, who debuts on the October 6th Rise Again card, says he would be more than willing to fight the rangy southpaw once he has two or three fights under his belt – and went as far as to say he knows exactly how to beat the ‘over hyped’ Pete Taylor-trained fighter.

“Don’t get me wrong I think Cully is a good boxer but I think he’s being hyped up too much,” Webb told Irish-boxing.com. 

“He’s done a lot more than me as an amateur and his pro career has started well but I just think I have what it takes to beat him.”

“I already know what the game plan would be to beat him aswel. He’s looking for an Irish title fight and he’s saying nobody in Ireland will fight him, in the New Year once I’ve two or three fights we can fight for an Irish title.”

It’s confident stuff from a fighter yet to trade professional leather and the man who is working with young trainer and former stylist supreme Dee Walsh suggests he will back up his talk in the ring.

Although a relative unknown at present, Webb is adamant he will get fans talking from October onwards.

“I’m really looking forward to getting going and everyone else should be excited to see me because I’m going to good for the fans to watch. Style wise I’m going to be hard too hit and make my opponents pay as soon as they make a mistake.”

“I’ll stand out a lot more than other debutants because of my style it’s very smooth and when I let my hands go my opponent will drop there is no style I can’t deal with! ” he added before discussing preparations for his debut.

“Training ahead of my debut is going great and we are good to go. We have had top class sparring and have sparring scheduled with James Tennyson and Marc McCullough so I’ll be more than ready for anyone.”

Webb certainly seems ambitious and has set himself a short term Irish title goal.

“Short term I just wanna keep winning and fight for an Irish title then move on, if I keep working hard there’s no reason we can get a world title at the end of the road.”


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