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Marc McCullough bidding to find way back to top at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow bout

By David Kelly

Published 15/09/2016

Blow: Marc McCullough has made changes after defeat in February
Blow: Marc McCullough has made changes after defeat in February

Having spent seven months on the sidelines, Marc McCullough will seek to shake off the ring rust at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow tonight.

McCullough's career stalled after his vacant Commonwealth featherweight title defeat at the hands of Isaac Lowe on the undercard of Carl Frampton's victory over Scott Quigg at the Manchester Arena in February.

The Belfast man had hoped that victory over Lowe would lead to European and World title opportunities but now he is at the start of a re-building programme.

Having left former coach and manager John Breen, McCullough has based himself in Glasgow and is eager to re-ignite his career ahead of a more meaningful fight before the end of the year.

"Leaving John Breen was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make in my life - never mind boxing. The man treated me like a son but it was time to try different things," said McCullough, who faces Lithuanian Simas Volosinas. "I have stripped myself right back to basics and started from scratch."

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