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Marc McCullough on comeback trail with convincing points triumph

by David kelly

Marc McCullough kick-started his career again with a comprehensive points victory in Glasgow's Crowne Plaza hotel last night.

The Belfast man, returning to the ring after his stoppage defeat at the hands of Isaac Lowe in a Commonwealth title fight in February at the Manchester Arena, was a level above Lithuanian Simas Volosinas and from the opening bell he dominated.

Working well behind his jab, featherweight McCullough patiently picked off his opponent and seemed happy to cruise through the six rounds.

"I'm happy to get the six rounds under my belt. It's been a tough time after the loss to Lowe in Manchester," said McCullough.

"Now I'm going again I want to have a much bigger fight on the Belfast show on November 5. I'm enjoying my boxing again - I was feeling down for a while after what happened in the title fight but that's behind me and I'm looking to the future.

"I've done a bit of work with Charlie Toland over at Ormeau ABC and he's helped me get my focus back so he deserves credit for this win."

Meanwhile, Belfast man Tommy McCarthy will have his British cruiserweight title eliminator with Matty Askin on October 22 in Bolton.

Victory for McCarthy will lead to a clash with British champion Ovill McKenzie, though he has an IBO title fight tomorrow week and that could lead to the Lonsdale belt becoming vacant.

Fellow Belfast man Ryan Burnett boxes a week earlier than McCarthy when he defends his British bantamweight title against Ryan Farrag.

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