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Watch – ‘Irish Drago’ Paul McCullagh’s debut stoppage

Paul McCullagh got his pro career off to the perfect start on Sunday.

The 20-year-old managed to get rounds under his belt and register a stoppage win as he punched for pay for the first time.

‘The Irish Drago’ hurt Ben Thomas in the first and second round before forcing the referee to call a halt to proceedings in the third.

Thomas was down down twice in the third stanza before the referee waved off proceedings.

None of the Belfast light heavyweight’s supporters could take in the fight ringside, due to the pandemic – and most missed the stoppage as the stream failed post the second round.

You can catch highlights from the fight including the finish below:

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com