Barry McGuigan wasn’t kidding when he claimed: “Ireland is full of world class talent and we want to provide a conveyor belt of champions.”
Having blazed a path to the top of the world rankings for Carl Frampton, McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions is following suit with three more promising boxers. Fans will get a chance to see the progress being made by featherweight Marco McCullough, middleweight Conrad Cummings and WBO European super-flyweight champion Jamie Conlan at the night of championship boxing they’re billing The Waterfront Brawl in Belfast on June 20.
“This is the start of a multi-fight deal between ourselves and the Waterfront Hall,” says McGuigan.
“In boxing you need regular fights and these guys are prepared to step up and take risky fights.”
While Conlan (11-0, 7KOs) will defend his WBO European title, Marco McCullough (9-1, 6KOs) will contest the vacant WBO European featherweight title against the formidable Martin Parlagi. The 24-year old Belfast fighter, who last year stopped Willie Casey in the 9th, will be in against a fighter from Slovakia who’s had plenty of amateur international experience before embarking on his 14-0 professional career, eight won by knock-out.
“I’m a hundred per cent confident I’ll deliver in front of my home fans,” says McCullough. “This title will move me up up the ranking.”