Unbeaten Irish lightweight Gary Cully is ready to step onto the European scene having struggled to find title opposition in his homeland.
The 6’2” Naas fighter is looking to move to 7-0 on MTK Global’s show in Belfast on October 5 – a card that includes Cully’s gym-mate Sean Turner taking on David Price plus Declan Geraghty v Marco McCullough and a host of other big names.
While Cully admits frustration at the lack of rivals willing to meet him in the ring, he’s enthusiastic over the prospect of advertising his skills live on BoxNation for the first time.
Cully said: “I’m delighted to be on this show. Some of MTK Global’s best Irish fighters are on it. Belfast is becoming a second home to me because I’ve had all my professional fights up there.
“Belfast has become one of the biggest boxing cities in Europe. Carl Frampton has built some massive momentum there as everyone can see from the recent Windsor Park show. It’s a huge city for boxing.
“We wanted to fight for the Celtic or Irish title and offered it to six different fighters. None of them wanted it but at least I’m fighting live on TV and stepping up to six rounds.
“Every lightweight in Ireland is running scared of me. We offered it to super-featherweights, lightweights and super-lightweights and everybody turned it down. It looks like I’ll have to skip Irish level and fight for a European title.
“I don’t blame them. I’m tall and I hit like a middleweight so if I was them then I’d probably turn down this fight too. Their managers are doing a good job because they know what would happen.”