For Tyrone McCullagh, the corona virus has been a double-edged sword of perspective and frustration for his boxing career.
In February, the 29-year-old suffered the first defeat of his career when outpointed by British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh in the featherweight semi-finals of the Golden Contract.
Although it was never officially announced, the southpaw was due to face Welsh prospect, Jacob Robinson. Regardless of the opponent, McCullagh will be just keen to return after seeing his May fight canceled.
Tyrone McCullagh said, “As some of you may know I was due to be fighting on this card in 10 days’ time. I have been working extremely hard the last 8 weeks. Up and down to Dublin every week, training twice a day.”
“Absolutely buzzing to get back in there. I am beyond devastated that it has been postponed. A postponement might not sound too bad but when you have your weight down and haven’t fought or been paid in 15 months.”
“I have spent thousands on camp it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Boxing can be a cruel sport.”
Tyrone McCullagh is keen to return
A qualified mental health nurse, the Londonderry man has spent the last two years fully focused on boxing. Tyrone was on a roll until he walked into a roadblock in the shape of the vastly more experienced Walsh.
Having had time to reflect on the loss to Walsh. The former WBO European super-bantamweight titleholder says he will return to the ring an improved boxer for the loss.
When precisely the Derry local will step back in the ring since his Golden Contract rout to Ryan Walsh in February, a year ago remains unclear.
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