Unbeaten lightweight Gary Cully will move up in level against Mohammed Kambuluta in Belfast on December 7 – live on iFL TV.
The Naas starlet (6-0-KO3), who claims to be widely avoided by other lightweights, halted Jordan Ellison at the city’s Titanic Exhibition Centre last time out and returns to the same venue to take on Tanzania’s Kambuluta (18-5-KO7).
Cully said: “Kambuluta is a good step up for me on paper but every time he’s been out of Africa, he’s been beaten and he was beaten by Martin J Ward.
“It’s a good name to take. He’s a solid winning record and he’s been with the likes of Ward and world title challenger Luke Jackson. I’m looking forward to the challenge and I hope to get him out of there in the middle rounds.
“If Ellison is a journeyman, he’s the best one you get before you step up. Not many people do what I did to him. I got him out in the third round and that was a real statement.
“I want to get a good win under my belt in December against a good opponent and then be eligible to fight for titles in the new year. By the time I hit 10-0, I’m hoping to have a European title.
“I want Robbie Barrett or Craig Evans. Evans has just become WBO European and Barrett already has the IBF European so either of those can get me a world ranking, and that’s what I want next year.”
Cully’s task comes on another huge night of boxing for Belfast with the likes of Conrad Cummings vs. Brian Rose, Lewis Crocker vs. Martin Harkin, Sean McComb, Paddy Gallagher, Phil Sutcliffe Jr, Padraig McCrory and more in action.