McCloskey 'sharp and fresh' before fight

Published Friday, 04 May 2012
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Dungiven light-welterweight Paul McCloskey will face American boxer DeMarcus Corley on Saturday evening for a big fight night at the King's Hall in Belfast.

McCloskey 'sharp and fresh' before fight
Paul McCloskey with DeMarcus Corley at the weight in for the King's Hall bout (© Pacemaker)

McCloskey hopes that a win over the former WBO and USBA light-welterweight champion could get him back in contention for another world title shot, following his victory over Breidis Prescott in September last year.

"I'm working with a good promoter - Eddie Hearn," McCloskey told UTV after Friday's weight-in.

"He's one of the best in the business and no doubt that can happen very soon," he said of the world title fight.

McCloskey is not underestimating his next opponent, though.

"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.

The experienced American boxer, who has fought nearly 60 fights, is very confident ahead of the big night.

"I'm ready 100%; I'm looking forward to putting on a great show. Paul McCloskey is in for a real awakening," 'Chop Chop' Corley said.

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.

McCloskey and Corley will take centre stage at 10.30pm.

Last year, the Dungiven boxer famously lost to Amir Khan on a controversial points decision in Manchester.

The WBA light-welterweight bout was stopped in the sixth when McCloskey sustained a gash above an eye.

© UTV News
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fan in dundonald wrote (995 days ago):
come on paul, you can beat this guy.
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