Marco McCullough secures huge fight as part of new BT/Boxnation schedule

Belfast featherweight Marco McCullough [16(10)-3(2)] has secured himself a huge domestic clash for later this year.

It has been confirmed this afternoon that the MGM-managed fighter will face Frank Warren’s new glamour signing Josh Warrington [24(5)-0] on Saturday May 13th in Leeds at the First Direct Arena live on BT Sport and Boxnation.

In his last bout, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, 27 year old McCullough stopped Mexican Luis Lugo to claim the WBO Inter-Continental title. It would seem likely that this belt will be on the line in May, especially considering Warren’s strong relationship with the governing body and the likelihood that champion Óscar Valdez will vacate the belt in the near-to-medium future.

It will be a second successive fight against Irish opposition for Warrington, who stopped Dubliner Pajo Hyland in the ninth round last July and also outpointed Martin Lindsay back in 2014.

McCullough is still slated to appear in an eight-round warm-up contest in front of his home fans at the Waterfront Hall on Saturday Febuary 18th.

Other fights announced today by Warren include Liam Smith v Liam Williams for the vacant WBO light middleweight title and a WBO lightweight title defence from Terry Flanagan against Petr Petrov.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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