LISTEN: Wayne McCullough remembers Prince Naz fight

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Carl Frampton’s fight with Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title in New York is probably the biggest American fight involving an Irishman since another Belfast man helped light up Atlantic City.

Wayne McCullough challenged Prince Naseem Hamed for the WBO featherweight title on Hallowe’en night 1998 and defied many people’s expectations.

While McCullough lost a competitive points decision that night, he ended an 18 fight knockout streak for Hamed and became the first man to go the distance with the Yemeni-Sheffield star, winning many fans in the process.

Last night on Newstalk 106FM’s Off The Ball, the Vegas-based ‘Pocket Rocket’ recalled his memories of the fight

Listen to the interview in full below:

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