Tyrone McCullagh targets titles following MGM link-up

Derry super bantamweight Tyrone McCullagh [5(4)-0] has made a big move as he looks to have a break-out 2017.

It has been announce that the 2010 European bronze medalist has joined up with MGM as he stands on the cusp of moving into big fights.

2016 saw the southpaw fight thrice, culminating in a fourth round stoppage against step-up opponent Edwin Tellez, and McCullagh has spoken of his desire to fight for the BBBoC Celtic title this year, name dropping Scot Joe Ham.

Regarding the move, McCullagh said “I’m delighted to sign with Team MGM and believe this is the perfect move for me at this stage of my career. This year is going to be massive for me and I’d like to be challenging for titles at some stage in 2017.”

On their new signing, MGM described how “Tyrone has a style that gets fans on their feet, he looks for the knockout and delivers excitement when he steps through the ropes. We plan on keeping Tyrone as active as possible to help his development and deliver the opportunities that he deserves.”

It is the second big signing of the day for MGM who earlier today confirmed the capture of Belfast welterweight banger Lewis Crocker.

Fight dates for both fighters will be announced in the near future.

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

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