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Unbeaten opponent next up in Bolton for ‘Bunty’ McVarnock

Ciaran McVarnock will take on a potentially tricky foe in his seventh profesional fight later this month.

It has been confirmed that the Belfast super featherweight will face undefeated Latvian Daniils Kucurs [2(2)-0-1] over four rounds at the Macron (formerly Reebok) Stadium in Bolton on May 21st.

The bout on Saturday week sees 24 year old McVarnock [5(0)-0-1] return to the ring after six months out and ‘Bunty’ told Irish-Boxing.com that he is happy with his comeback foe.

The Arnie’s Gym fighter noted that “to be honest, Latvian fighters aren’t the kind of fighters you see make it to World scene.”

“However, he is unbeaten and has knockouts in both his wins.”

“It will be good to get on my record when I win.”

While Kucurs is being brought in as a journeyman opponent, the Baltic fighter is one who is yet to taste defeat and may provide a slightly more aggresive/positive approach than the typical, grizzled, Eastern European ‘away’ fighter. Additionally, the Riga-based boxer has been afforded an unusually long preparation for such a bout.

McVarnock appears on the Boxnation-aired Warren-promoted undercard of Jack Catterall’s defence of his WBO Intercontinental light welterweight title versus Joe Hughes.

The card also features the debut of Galway’s Gary Sweeney, and the return of Jimmy Kilrain Kelly following his unsuccesful World title tilt.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie