A fighting chance

“I was anxious, not nervous. I had been waiting for this moment for such a long time. U2’s Beautiful Day was blasting through the arena. Larry Mullen (the drummer from U2) walked to the ring with my team.” Belfast featherweight Wayne McCullough describes his ‘beautiful day’, defeating Johannes Maisa, after a two year ban from fighting in Britain for health reasons. He had been prohibited from boxing in the United Kingdom since a routine medical revealed a cyst on his brain in October 2000. McCullough is the former WBC bantamweight champion and silver medallist from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
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