Lift off for Belfast’s Marco McCullough

Belfast’s Marco McCullough has been added to the LIFT OFF show in Edinburgh on Friday the 16th of October, a fantastic night of championship boxing at the city’s Meadowbank Arena, featuring the home professional debut of Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medalist Josh Taylor.

Shankill Road boxer McCullough is making his comeback to the ring following a recent loss in Germany. The Irish Featherweight champion will be looking to make an explosive return to action on the big Edinburgh bill, which also features the Celtic Super Featherweight title clash between Belfast’s Anthony Cacace and Dundee’s former kickboxing World champion Ronnie Clark.

Former WBO European Featherweight champion McCullough was caught cold in his last bout in Germany, suffering a first round defeat to Hungary’s Zoltan Kovacs. The talented twenty-five year old still has a bright future in the sport and there are many domestic clashes on the horizon for the popular Belfast man.

McCullough will box in a six-round contest on the 16th of October at the Meadowbank Arena in Edinburgh against an opponent to be named shortly.

Marc McCullough quote:
“I’m pleased to be back in action again. It was a gutting loss for me in the last fight but all great champions have to go through things like that, I know I can come back stronger and October the 16th in Edinburgh is the start of that journey for me. I cannot wait to get back in the ring and get back to doing what I do best, winning!”

Blain McGuigan (Promoter at Cyclone Promotions) quote:
“This is a great opportunity for Marc to get back out and back into the winning groove. There are plenty of big fights out there for Marc and we believe he can be competing in some big domestic scraps in the very near future. Marc’s last fight was not ideal; there were changes to the date and venue for that fight that were unfortunately out of our control. Marc is a very talented boxer who can still go on to achieve big things in this sport.”

In the co-main event of the evening on the 16th of October in Edinburgh, Belfast’s talented Anthony ‘The Apache’ Cacace, 12 – 0, faces the toughest test of his professional boxing career when he boxes Dundee’s Ronnie ‘The Shark’ Clark, 13 – 2 – 2, for the vacant Celtic Super Featherweight title.

Also on the big LIFT OFF show Edinburgh’s 2012 Olympic representative Josh Taylor, boxes for the second time as a professional in the co-main event when he takes on Hungarian champion Adam Mate, 15 (8) – 5.


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