The “Pocket Rocket” is back

Wayne McCullough added to the ShoBox “Cayman Knockout!”
Irish eyes will be smiling at the news that – following a nearly three-year absence – 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist and former WBC bantamweight world champion, Wayne “Pocket Rocket” McCullough, will be featured on the non-televised portion of the undercard of the Friday, June 20th Showtime ShoBox “Cayman Knockout!” McCullough (27-6, 18 KOs), a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland now living in Las Vegas, will take on rugged Juan Ruiz (21-5, 6 KOs), of Santa Clarita, California in a scheduled 10-round featherweight contest.
“People will probably say this is a comeback, but in truth I never retired,” stated McCullough. “I lost my last fight against Oscar Larios going for a world title. Most recently I was supposed to fight in Belfast last December, but my opponent -- Kiko Martinez -- didn’t make weight, so the fight was called off and I just kept training and getting ready to fight when the right opportunity presented itself.”
McCullough’s goal is to win another title and promoter Dan Goossen agrees that the “Pocket Rocket” is on the right track. “This is the type of challenge that will immediately catapult Wayne into a world championship bout with a victory,” Goossen exclaimed- Boxing news