This Saturday night, May 20, big time boxing returns to Irish shores, as Katie Taylor headlines a historic night in a battle of Undisputed champions against Englands Chantelle Cameron at the 3 Arena in Dublin.
A very intriguing night of undercard fights are also on show on Dublins docklands, and serving as chief support to the historic main event, the charismatic Gary Cully will aim to continue his meteoric rise through the lightweight ranks when he faces the tough Mexican veteran Jose Felix Jr.
At a press conference in front of the media on Thursday afternoon, Felix Jr. was supremely confident of springing what would be a considerable upset to derail the red hot momentum of Cully.
" I said to Eddie (Hearn) 'I want to apologise to you, because I'm going to take it all from Gary Cully on Saturday!" Felix proclaimed.
The Mexican was, however, full of praise for the hometown favourite, and expects a thrilling battle fitting for such a momentous occasion.
"Gary Cully is a great fighter, rangy, a great fighter, heavy handed, but I'm a Mexican warrior" Felix continued.
"Im mentally prepared. Either he has to knock me out, or im going to knock him out"
Cully then gave his thoughts on the task that lies ahead of him on Saturday night, also expecting a fiery affair, but one he expects to come through, as he looks to continue driving towards the top of the 135-pound mountain.
“Jose Felix is no mug.” said Cully
“I wanted someone who was going to come to fight, who was going to excite the fans. Like he said, he’s a Mexican warrior, and I believe our two styles are going to gel well and it’s going to be a very entertaining fight.”
The native of County Kildare in Ireland also took a moment to reflect on the size of the historic occasion that awaits this weekend, and what it means not only to himself, but to the future of boxing on the island of Ireland.
“I want this to be the first of many big nights in Dublin.” Cully said.
“I’m excited to bring big time boxing back to Dublin. We’re the fighting Irish, we’re back in Ireland, and I’m excited to put on a show on Saturday night.”