McGuigan sure McCullough will recover

Marc McCullough
Marc McCullough

Barry McGuigan knows Marc McCullough will come again after his shock defeat in Germany in July.

McCullough was stopped in the first round of that fight by Zoltan Kovacs but won his first comeback fight in Edinburgh on Friday - when he stopped Sergejs Logins in the first round.

McCullough will have his next outing on November 20 when he faces Jon Slowey at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

McCullough’s fight that night against Jon Slowey is a co-headliner with the Celtic title clash between Conrad Cummings and Alfredo Meli and Cyclone Promotions CEO McGuigan is sure McCullough has loads more to offer in the coming months.

“I don’t think he will ever make that mistake again. It was an invaluable lesson.

“Everything you do in a ring, it’s all about the things you do and the decisions you make.

“If you don’t make those decisions at the right time, you can come off second best.

“You can be hurt and you can be knocked out. It can happen to anyone. He’s picked himself up. He’s brushed himself off.

“He’s won last Friday and I think he will win against Jon Slowey although it’s a very tough fight.”

And featherweight McCullough admits lessons have been learnt and he is looking forward to facing the challenge of Slowey.

“I’ve definitely learned. I jumped into the fight, taking thing’s last minute. Sometimes it best to say no rather than jumping right into it.

“I could have fought an easier opponent, but I’m looking to fight good opponents.

“He is a good fighter, but he has not fought at the level that I’ve had. He is a nice tidy boxer, fights on the back foot. It’s going to be a knockout. I think I’m too big and strong and I‘ve got a good work rate and I think as the fight goes into the later rounds, I’ll punish him. I’ll say I’ll knock him out in six rounds.”

Paul Hyland Jnr, Matthew Wilton and Paddy Gallagher will also appear on the bill at the Waterfront.