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Marc McCullough ready to bounce back on return to action

By David Kelly

Featherweight Marc McCullough will look to spark his career back into life with back-to-back victories in the space of a month.

Belfast man McCullough returns to action next Friday night in Edinburgh and will then look ahead to an exciting clash with Scottish featherweight champion Jon Slowey at the Waterfront Hall on November 20.

McCullough-Slowey will be the main supporting bout to the Celtic middleweight title battle between unbeaten Conrad Cummings of Coalisland and Belfast's Fredo Meli.

Former WBO European featherweight champion McCullough is aiming to bounce back from his upset defeat at the hands of journeyman Istvan Kovacs during the summer in Germany.

McCullough said: "I'm delighted that this fight has been made. I've learnt from my loss in Germany and I'm going to take care of business."

Meanwhile, at the World Championships in Doha, Belfast men Brendan Irvine and Michael both progressed at light-flyweight and bantamweight.

Conlan defeated Brazilian Robenitson Vieira de Jesus after a crucial, decisive third round - taking a majority verdict 30-27, 29-29, 28-29.

Irvine made the quarter-finals when he defeated Turkey's Muhammet Unlu on a majority 2-1 decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-29.

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