Hard-hitting Kildare lightweight, and one of Ireland’s top prospects Gary Cully 3-0 (2 ko’s) is back in action this Saturday on the SK promoted ‘Collision Course‘ show in Citywest, Dublin.
Following successive bouts in Belfast on some high-profile undercard’s, Gary says Saturday’s fight feels like a homecoming bout, and he say’s he’s out to put on a serious performance in front of his home fans –
“Yeah with the fight in Citywest on Saturday I wont get a closer venue to home really, so I guess it’s a bit of a homecoming fight following my last few on the road. In fairness, it’s great to have these fights away, and get that experience on the big shows, so I suppose it kind of builds the anticipation now for Saturday for the fans that couldn’t make it up before or haven’t seen me fight live.
“Training’s been going great for it, il be fighting in a 6 rounder so it means I can take my time a little it more and break them down gradually. When your on the 4 rounders it’s all kind of mad rushed to get the job done or get them out of there. Like in my last fight I know if I had another two rounds I would have stopped him but that’s how it goes, so hopefully I can show some of the things I’ve been working on in the gym.”
Gary’s been coached and trained by Pete Taylor and say’s that he can see huge progress under the former Irish amateur coach –
“It’s going great with Pete. Looking back last year, I had 3 fights very close together so it kind of felt like one long camp. So now, I had a bit of a break and got back to it all refreshed. He’s teaching me new things every day like combinations and techniques, so we’re really gelling well together.”
Looking ahead, Gary wants to build on the progress he made last year which caught the attention of boxing fans and the general public alike –
“Hopefully I can get out on the Frampton-Donaire bill in April, but that’s to be confirmed. Then Il be looking to fight on 3-4 big shows this year and fight on small-hall shows in between. At tis stage it’s all about developing and gaining that experience.
“Obviously last year was great, I made people sit up and take notice and some great things were said about me. But to be honest, it doesn’t surprise me, even before I turned pro I’ve been saying it from day one that im going to be the best lightweight in the country. I’ve always believed that and now it’s about just showing everyone that too. I think I showed glimpses of what I can do in my first three fight’s so now it’s about building on that.”
* Tickets for ‘Collision Course‘ on Saturday Feb 3rd in Citywest hotel, Dublin can be purchased from Gary or from SK Promotions directly on – 0857339459.