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Josh Warrington predicts Marco McCullough v Isaac Lowe

Marco McCullough and Isaac Lowe will do battle on February 27th for the Commonwealth featherweight title, and the belt’s former owner, Josh Warrington, has had his say on the match-up.

The Matchroom star feels that Lowe has the upper hand in the clash which acts as one of the chief supports to Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg’s PPV super bantamweight showdown at the Manchester Arena.

Speaking to irish-boxing.com, the well-supported Leeds fighter admitted that he is biased as he is a friend and sparring partner with fellow Yorkshire man Lowe. However, he feels that the the Englishman will grind out the victory regardless, predicting that “it will be close but I think Isaac will do enough to win.”

“It’s a step up for Isaac but it’s one he’s capable of winning”

The World title-chasing Warrington however gave credit to Belfast’s McCullough, noting that “Marco is a good fighter, there’s no perception that Isaac is going in there for an easy fight.”

“Marco is coming off the back off a shock defeat, so it’s gonna be a good fight.”

The bookies have found it hard to split the pair, with English champion Lowe being considered a slight favourite for the high-profile title clash. Indeed the bout could act as a springboard to a future meeting with the winner of the British title fight between champion Ryan Walsh and Belfast challenger James Tennyson, or perhaps even Warrington himself.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie