McCullough: my head was all over the place before the fight

MARCO McCullough claims his head was ‘all over the place’ hours before his latest impressive victory.

Cyclone’s promotions recent signing found out less than three hours before his scheduled WBO European title fight that his opponent had failed a medical. The Irish featherweight champion admits he was gutted his chance to enter the WBO world top 15 rankings was gone as well as a chance to be chief support to Carl Frampton.

However, he regrouped and stopped late replacement Elemir Rafael in impressive and hopes to get the chance to fight for title on top of a May 23 bill.

Speaking after his most recent victory McCullough said,

“I was devastated when I heard about the title fight being off. I only found out around 4 O’clock. It was hard to stay focused to be honest my head was all over the place. It was a good result under the circumstances.

“John and Eamonn got me focused again and I seen in the first round he suited my style so I just tried to practice the right hand. I have been promised a fight on May 23 hopefully in the Waterfront and hopefully for the WBO European title.

“I really wanted to go on just before Frampton when the place was packed, but what can you do.I am lucky in one sense they got me a fight with all my supporters here.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years