NAAS lightweight boxer, Gary Cully returns to the ring on Saturday night when he takes on the undefeated Frenchman, Jaouad Belmehdi, (16-0) over 10 Rounds in the Ovo Arena in Wembley on the same Matchroom Card as Katie Taylor.
The 26 year old, who they call The Diva, was last in the ring in March when he defeated Miquel Vazquez with a knock out in Round 5 to bring his professional record to 14-0. Speaking to the Kildare Nationalist this week from training at Unit 3 Health and Fitness in Naas, Gary Cully said, ” My last fight was on the Matchroom card. I got a taste of the big shows and thought that was where I was meant to be. They have the experience to deliver the big fights that I want so there is no other team I wanted to be with.”
“In between my last fight and now I had offers from other promotors but I stayed patient and waited for the correct offer to come through,” Cully added.
“Thankfully my patience paid off. I’m signed to the same promotional company as Katie Taylor and Anthony Joshua. Although it meant six months out of the gym I put the time to good use and I can’t wait to show the improvements on 29 October,” he said.
Speaking of his preparations under his coaches Pete Taylor and Niall Barrett, the Naas man said, “Preparations have been brilliant. Anyone who knows me knows how hard I work. My times and scores have all improved and I got some great sparring with the likes of Jack Catteral and new World Champion, Jazza Dickens, so camp couldn’t have gone any better.”
“I can’t wait for the fight, especially to share a card with Katie Taylor. Every Irish fighter has taken so much inspiration from Katie so I’m grateful to get to share the stage with her.”
Cully is confident that a win against the Frenchman on Saturday night will move him one step closer to becoming World Lightweight Champion.
Paying tribute to those who support him, Gary Cully said, “I am very thankful to all my sponsors. They make it possible for me to train full time and to fulfill my goals.”
“Particularly I am happy to welcome the support of Nolan Transport, Cross’ of Newbridge Supervalu, Sparktel Recruitment, New Dimensions Active and Naas Racecourse,” he concluded.
We wish Gary every success on Saturday night.