MARCO McCullough looks set to pack his bags as he bids to travel into World elite reckoning.
The WBO European featherweight champion put together an impressive run of wins since join Cyclone Promotions claiming the Irish and European title as well as some impressive scalps.
Injury ensured the 25 year old endured an frustrating start to 2015, but he claims a busy 18 months lay ahead as he bids to move into World title contention.
McCullough claims Barry McGuigan and co have plans to keep him active over the coming year and a half and revealed he will most likely gaining experience on the road.
“I am pushing towards that (world) level and hope more opportunities come around like this. It only takes that one break for your career to take off. Talking to Cyclone, I think I’m going to have a busy 18 months ahead, with most of my fighting being done away from home. So I’m looking forward to it,” McCullough told Celtic Fighter.
McCullough had the chance to fight at the highest level and on the biggest fight card boxing has ever seen, but turned down the chance to fight Leo Santa Cruz on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio’s mega fight.
The Belfast man claims the offer to fight the super bantamweight World champion at featherweight came too late for him to accept, but he stresses with notice he would jump at the chance to fight the Carl Frampton target.
“I was offered a fight on that card. As much as it would’ve been a dream, it was too much of a risk. Only 2-3 weeks training for a world class opponent…for a fight like that I want to be ready, and prepared to stay at that level.
“If he stays at featherweight this is without doubt a fight that I would love down the line. If I had a good camp I’d take this fight tomorrow.”