Thursday September 15th
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow
Marco McCullough [14(9)-3(2)] – Featherweight
The Belfast man gets back into the swing of things against Lithuania’s Simas Volosinas [6(1)-48(6)].
– Record: Hugely experienced. Has fought most prospects including a points loss to Anto Cacace and a stoppage defeat to James Tennyson.
– Style: Slippery, negative, and durable.
– Video: A recent loss to Josh Wale.
– Verdict: An easy, confidence-building comeback fight for Marco.
An okay opponent.
Friday September 15th
Sir David English Sports Centre, Bournemouth
Tommy Carter [1(0)-1(0)] – Middleweight
Irish Tommy takes on home fighter MH Legg [2(1)-1(0)] over four rounds.
– Record: The prospect suffered a shock loss in his second fight. Has not fought in almost a year.
– Style: Unknown.
– Video: No footage available.
– Verdict: Carter has been brought in to lose, but is planning the upset.
A good opponent.
Saturday September 16th
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, New Hampshire
Gary O’Sullivan [22(15)-2(1)] – Middleweight
Spike takes on Costa Rican Jaime Barboza [19(9)-8(2)].
– Record: Two-time WBA interim title challenger, losing to Belfast’s Brian Magee and Ukrainian Stanislav Kashtanov. Plenty of decent wins in Costa Rica and a few shocks on the road over Mauricio Reynoso [then 14(11)-0-1] and Jose Pinzon.[15(9)-1(0)]. Only recently returned to the ring after a three years hiatus.
– Style: Physically small counter-puncher with decent power
– Video: A tenth round stoppage loss to Stanislav Kashtanov
– Verdict: A strong opponent for a comeback fight.
A good opponent.
Steve Collins Jr [8(3)-0-1] – Light Heavyweight
The Wolfhound fights an opponent not yet confirmed by Murphy’s Boxing
Casey Blair [3(0)-12(3)], Alec Bazza [0-17(3)-1], and Jamesy Gorman [8(3)-25(2)-1] are all in action at the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn in Scotland on Friday night.
Blair is up against novice welter Derek Skinner [2(1)-0],
Bazza will be hoping to sneak a maiden victory versus JP McGuiness [2(0)-3(2)].
Gorman will give some rounds to Jason Easton [6(3)-0] – who is warming up for a Celtic light welter title shot next month.