McCloskey works with Lynes

26 May 2010 – By Cormac Campbell

Paul McCloskey has hired in the help of former foe Colin Lynes as he prepares for the first defence of his European light-welterweight title against Guiseppe Lauri at the Kings Hall on June 11.

McCloskey defeated Lynes in December 2008 to win the vacant British crown. Less than a year later he knocked out Daniel Rasilla to claim continental honours a title previously held by the Englishman.

I had a spar with Colin Lynes for the last couple of days, weve brought him in and he is coming back next week, McCloskey told

Im feeling sharp and he is sharp which is good for me. He lost the European title then he went for the British title. David Barnes dropped out and I came in so we have a bit of history but we are all in this game together and nobody gets it easy. He has been there, done it and that is why I have him here.

Im feeling fast and very sharp. Lauri isnt the fastest with his feet or his hands but he carries a bit of a dig but I plan to get my punches off first which Colin is helping me with. I have fought a few boys who were rough and tough.

Among these was a difficult nights work against Englishman Nigel Wright in Limerick when McCloskey was building his ranking for the British title.

The Nigel Wright fight was more to do with a wee butt that closed my eye so I had to do things a little differently but that happens in fights. You can get cut, or get an injury of some description. It doesnt always go to plan.

Stay tuned to for more build-up to McCloskey vs Lauri.

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