Gary Cully is relishing the prospect of clashing with another unbeaten fighter in Joe Fitzpatrick with the Irish lightweight on the line. Nickmaned "The Diva", Cully (9-0, 4 KOs) collides with Fitzpatrick (10-0, 7 KOs) on the MTK Fight Night at a sold-out Ulster Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland – live on ESPN+ in the US. As he bids to prove himself the top 135-pound fighter on the island, Cully is determined to conquer Fitzpatrick and silence his opponent’s local fans. Cully said: “I feel like my career starts with this fight. I’ve done my apprenticeship and it’s time to step into real fights now.
Cully continued, “I want to win this title, defend it in the summer and then fight again so that hopefully by the end of 2020 I can be world-ranked. I feel like I’m actually building a fanbase of my own in Belfast. There are plenty of people there coming to see me and I’m bringing a few bus-loads up from Naas too. It’ll be loud in there on the night. These shows are massive now. Being broadcast in America on ESPN+ as well as on iFL TV is great. I’ll get a nice slot and show the American audience what I’m all about. Everyone seems to be absolutely hyped about this show and I’m looking forward to it. The place will be full, it’s on prime time in the US and it’s a real breakthrough fight for me.”