Marco McCullough returned to action at the weekend with a one-round blowout win in Edinburgh on the Cyclone Promotions ‘Lift Off’ show. The Belfast featherweight however had no time to celebrate as he fights again this time next month in a massive crossroads clash.
McCullough [13(9)-2(1)] will face Scot Jon Slowey [19(0)-2(0)] on the undercard to Alfredo Meli and Conrad Cummings’s Celtic title fight at the Waterfront Hall.
A massive fight for McCullough, he will play chief support on the ‘All on the Line’ card as Cyclone make their return to small hall shows with an exciting looking card that also features Paul Hyland Jr., and Paddy Gallagher.
Speaking after the announcement of the fight, McCullough explained that “I’m delighted that this fight has been made. It’s going to be a massive night on November 20 at the Waterfront Hall and I can’t wait to be boxing in front of my home fans in a huge fight like this. Jon Slowey has boxed at a very high level but he’s never faced anyone like me. I’ve learnt from my loss in Germany and I’m going to take care of business on November 20. This fight has been mooted for a couple of years so I’m really looking forward to setting the record straight.”
Slowey echoed the Belfast man’s excitement, saying that “I can’t wait for this fight. I have been looking to box Marc for a while now and I know I have what it takes to go into his backyard and beat him. He may have the crowd behind him but on November 20 there will only be the two of us in the ring.”
McCullough’s promoter, Blain McGuigan believes it’s sink or swim time now for his man.
“I’m very pleased we have managed to arrange this fight. It was an easy process and Alex Morrison and Jon Slowey didn’t hesitate when it was put to them. They truly believe that Jon can beat Marco and its set to be a cracking contest. Marco needs to be winning these kind of fights in order to get back into the championship mix. With the exciting Celtic Middleweight title fight featuring undefeated local prospects Conrad Cummings and Alfredo Meli taking place on the same bill at the Waterfront Hall, it really is all on the line on November 20!”
Tickets for ‘All on the Line’ are available from £35 and can be bought from: The boxers involved / www.cyclonepromotions.com / www.waterfront.co.uk / or by calling 028 9033 4400.