Irish lightweight Gary Curry has signed a multi-fight extension with Eddie Hahn’s Matchroom Boxing as he continues to strive for a world title opportunity in the 135 lbs division.
The 26-year-old from Nurse earned a fifth-round stopdown win over former Mexican IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez on the undercard to Lee Wood’s world title win over Mick Conran at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham in March 2022. Winning it kicked off a memorable 2022.
Fighting at Colosseum Gym and Unit 3 Fitness under the guidance of trainers Pete Taylor and Nile Barrett, the “Diva” signed a promotional deal with Matchroom in August, claiming a first-round knockout win over Jawaad. claimed. His Belmehdi in the Katie Taylor vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal card at his OVO arena in Wembley in October.
“I am confident that if Gary realizes his potential, he can be the next star of Irish boxing.”
“We are delighted to sign this new agreement and commit to a long-term future with Matchroom,” said Cully. “I’m only one fight away from my first contract, so the fact that Matchroom came to me so soon after signing my first contract and offered me a new contract was a testament to their belief in me. I have always believed Matchroom to be boxing’s best promotions company and have always seen myself and my career aligned with Matchroom. It’s a big deal for me to go beyond and as soon as we sat down and talked about our plans for the future, it wasn’t going to be easy for me.
“2022 has been a huge year for me, the biggest year of my career so far. From there, I signed with Matchroom at the beginning of August.This was a huge step forward for my career.It’s a big step for me and something I’ve been working on for a long time. Making her official matchroom debut against Jourad Bermedy on Katie Taylor’s big undercard and getting a first-round knockout in 35 seconds was a great statement.Two big wins and two big knockouts. Perfectly prepared for 2023.
“I believe 2023 will be the year I really become a star and a name in world boxing. The undercard for the big Katie Taylor rematch with Amanda Serrano is to go back to my house and fight at Croke Park. I would love to co-headline Katie’s show in a big fight against Jorge Linares and another big name in the department. I want to headline 2020. I want to come back to my hometown 3Arena to be a force and make a name for myself.We have a lot of big plans for 2023, a lot of exciting times and big nights. waiting.”
“Gary Curry enjoyed a memorable Matchroom debut, scoring an explosive first-round knockout in October that captured the attention of the lightweight division,” said Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports. the chairman said. “I was so impressed with that performance that I wanted to extend this contract even further so that I could have a solid plan to see Gary become world champion at 135 pounds. I am confident that if I do my best, I will be the next star of Irish boxing.”
Details of Gary Curry’s next fight will be announced soon.
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