Marc McCullough: After Kovacs I want to fight for EBU title

Belfast boxer MarcMcCullough will fight for the first time since February when he takes on Zoltan Kovacs in Madrid on Friday the 24th of July.

McCullough, the WBO World number 4 ranked Featherweight, features in the chief support bout to Spain’s Ruddy Encarnacion’s European (EBU) Featherweight title challenge outdoors at the Hipodromo de la Zarzuela in Madrid.

Speaking about his upcoming bout McCullough said he is happy to be over his recent injury problems and is hoping to fight for the EBU title once the Kovacs fight is out of the way.

“I’ve had a frustrating past couple of months what with the hand injury and waiting for opportunities but I’m delighted to be out again and I know I have a challenge on my hands. Kovacs recently pushed Mitchell Smith and he won’t be travelling to Madrid for a holiday! I have to beat guys like this and do it impressively if I am going to push on to continental and World level.”

“It’s fantastic to be boxing outdoors in Madrid, it will be a new experience for me and I’m told that the fight will be at 11pm (local time). I have boxed outdoors before but that was in Belfast last September, I’m expecting it to be a wee bit warmer this time.”

“It’s a big show with the European Featherweight title on the line in the main event. I want to win this fight in style and then challenge the winner for that belt, with that fight hopefully taking place back home in Belfast.”

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