Culcay signs four-year Sauerland deal as world title shot looms
Jack Culcay (20-1, 10 KOs) took his chance and is the new WBA Interim World Champion at Super Welterweight! Fighting in front of a home crowd against compatriot Maurice Weber (21-2-1, 8 KOs) at the Festhalle Frankfurt (Germany), Culcay dominated most of the rounds.
Despite Culcay landing hard punches to Weber’s head and body in the championship rounds, the latter refused to give in, letting the judges make their final verdict. After twelve rounds, “Golden Jack” won by scores of 115:112, 116:111 and 118:110.
Promoter Kalle Sauerland was pleased with Culcay’s performance, saying: “Jack controlled the action and took a deserving victory. After tonight, we are already looking ahead in several aspects.” Besides signing Culcay to a four-year contract extension right after the fight, Sauerland plans to have Culcay fight for a world championship by the end of 2015.
First for Culcay though, was tonight’s win: “It was my first professional bout here in Frankfurt and winning here was very important to me. The crowd gave me the proper support to get it done.” When being confronted with his promoters immediate plans for the future, Culcay made a wish: “If there is the opportunity to fight for a world title, I want it to happen on my birthday, September 26.”
Culcay could hardly make himself a bigger present that day…