McCloskey ready for big fight night

Published Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Dungiven boxer Paul McCloskey has spoken to UTV ahead of his fight with DeMarcus Corley at King's Hall in Belfast.

McCloskey ready for big fight night
Paul McCloskey will fight DeMarcus Corley in Belfast. (© UTV)

McCloskey is the main contender in the match on Saturday 5 May but says he will have to be on his game to beat a strong opponent.

"He's a former world champion and he's been around a long time and has beaten some very good fighters," the Irish southpaw said.

"I would say so he's coming off a very good victory in his last fight to beat and unbeaten fighter, unbeaten in some 20 fights and DeMarcus stopped that so I've got to be on my game."

McCloskey is looking to keep in world title contention following victory over Breidis Prescott in September last year. A win against Corley would keep him on track.

He added: "If I do a good job with him there's no reason why I can't get stood in for a world title shot as soon as, I'm ready to go there now but it's getting the thing set up."

The big fight night will also feature unbeaten Commonwealth gold winner 'King Kane' Eamonn O'Kane, EBA champ Anthony 'Fitzer' Fitzgerald, Mark 'Kid Dynamite' Heffron, Joe 'Sugar' Rea, show promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

© UTV News
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