31 March 2008 – by Cormac Campbell
After his convincing break-out victory over Cesar Bazan, Paul McCloskey looks set to take a break before chasing down a European title shot.
The Dungiven southpaw has been busy of late and whilst this has fast tracked his progress he has been struggling with hand and arm injuries.
Because of this a short spell on the sidelines is believed to be the likely course of action.
On his return a possible Kings Hall double bill is an option, perhaps alongside Matthew Macklin, who last weekend defeated Bazans countryman Yori Boy Campas.
Speaking after the contest, McCloskeys coach John Breen said that at this stage even a crack at British light-welterweight champion David Barnes would be a backward step.
That is going the wrong way, he said. Barnes hasnt walked on the same side of the street as anyone like Cesar Bazan and asides from his title, he has very little to offer Paul McCloskey.