Gary Corcoran vs Paddy Gallagher

Gary Corcoran to face Paddy Gallagher in British welterweight title eliminator

Published On Friday, May 11, 2018By Tim Rickson

Gary Corcoran will face Paddy Gallagher in British welterweight title eliminator on Mick Conlan's 'Homecoming' show

The 'Hellraiser' tackles 'Pat-Man' on June 30 in Belfast on Mick Conlan's 'The Homecoming' show at the Odyssey Arena.

Corcoran (17-2) hasn't fought since he lost to Jeff Horn in a WBO World welterweight contest down under in Brisbane last December. Trainer Frank Greaves pulled his gutsy fighter out in the 11th round after sustaining too many facial cuts.

The traveller from North London, signed to Frank Warren, has his sights set on British and European honours in 2018.

The two-weight WBO Inter-Continental champion, 27 from Wembley, has challenged for the Lonsdale belt once before against Laim Williams for the 154lbs version but seems comfortable competing at the 147lbs limit, which is where he has fought his last two fights.

Of Irish descent himself (Galway), Corcoran next travels to Belfast to meet 2010 Delhi Commonwealth gold medallist and current Celtic welterweight champion Paddy Gallagher (13-4), 29-years-old.

Two of the Gallagher's losses came during the Prizefighter welterweight tournament in 2014 where the Belfast native lost in the final to Johnny Coyle having been reinstated following Erik Ochieng's withdrawal, who had outpointed 'Pat-Man' in the semi-final, where both men hit the deck in the opening round. His other defeats were mixed decisions against unbeaten Tamuka Mucha in 2016 and an away loss in the States to multiple WBA titlist Brad Soloman.

Both fighters' aggression, Corcoran's relentlesness and Paddy's heavy hands will make for an explosive contest on the packed Queensberry Promotions event with the winner landing a shot at the long-standing champion Bradley Skeete.

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