Injury forces Carroll to pull out of McCullough bout

World-ranked super-featherweight Jono Carroll has pulled out of his clash with Marco McCullough on Saturday after sustaining a cut during training.

The unbeaten 26-year-old (15-0-KO2) had been due to defend his IBF title on the undercard of Carl Frampton v Nonito Donaire in Belfast.

McCullough (18-4-KO11) said: “It’s obviously disappointing to have prepared for this long and then be unable to fight on the night but I’ll be back.

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“Hopefully Jono can heal quickly and we can move the fight rather than cancel it altogether. I still want to face him so hopefully it can happen at the first available opportunity.”

Carroll was last seen in November 2017 when he produced an eye-catching early stoppage of Humberto de Santiago – also in Belfast.

McCullough fought on the same card at The SSE Arena that night; halting Josh Baillie in the third round.

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New York Metro’s “Road to the Garden” Finalists – Time to Buy Tickets!

18 Exciting shows bring us to the end of our tournament. Since March 1 the athletes have been battling for a spot at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2018. This is the list of competitions that have made it. Come see them battle for a title, in the Ring Master’s Championships.

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The final lineup for the MSG Ring Masters Championships on Friday, April 20h at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater is set! Here is the lineup (Red corner/Blue corner):

123 Novice: Lawrence Bautista (Yonkers PAL) vs Justice Bland (PacPlex BC)
106 Female: Sabrina Slattery (SweatBox) vs Juliette Ladisa (Champs BC)
114 Open: Andy Dominguez (Mendez BC) vs Gerardo Vazquez (Atlas Cops & Kids)
132 Novice: Taqee McDaniel (Eastern Queens BC) vs Ronny Reyes (Morris Park BC)
112 Female: Lina Vezzani-Katano (Church Street BC) vs Kathreen Sterling (Gleason’s Athletic Club)
141 Novice: Adel Lakrouf (Underground BC) vs Saul De Los Santos (Brotherhood BC)
119 Female: Iman James (Gleason’s Athletic Club) vs Gabrielle Gulfin (Gleason’s Athletic Club)
123 Open: Dominique Crowder (NYAC) vs Daniil Platonovschi (Atlas Cops & Kids)
125 Female: Nyisha Goodluck (Gleason’s Athletic Club) vs Meagan Owen (SouthBox)
132 Open: Jonibek Khotamov (Atlas Cops & Kids) vs Brandon Browne (Atlas Cops & Kids)
152 Novice: Zachary Blumberg (Freeport PAL) vs David Moore (Freeport PAL)
141 Open: Steven Galeano (Bronxchester BC) vs Deyshawn Williams (Eastern Queens BC)
165 Novice: Marco Cruz (Atlas Cops & Kids) vs John McDonagh (Woodside BC)
132 Female: Gvantsa Pantsulaia (Gleason’s Athletic Club) vs Jennifer Lopez (Mendez BC)
201+ Master: Jonathan Troncoso (Main Street BC) vs Richard Adamson II (Champs BC)
152 Open: Alex Vargas (Finest Fitness) vs Reshat Mati (Atlas Cops & Kids)
178 Novice: Edwing Lachapelle (New-Bed Stuy BC) vs Fabio Guzman (Brotherhood BC)
141 Female: Sarah Thomas (Unattached) vs Macarena Soto (Freeport PAL)
165 Open: Nikita Ababiy (Atlas Cops & Kids) vs Brett Pastore (Animals MMA)
201 Novice: Calvin Belgrave (Starrett City BC) vs Orville Crooks (Mendez BC)
178 Open: Afunwa King (El Maestro BC) vs Kristiani Shytani (Morris Park BC)
201+ Novice: Jeremiah Gurley (Gleason’s Athletic Club) vs Pryce Taylor (Atlas Cops and Kids)
201 Open: Gergo Savoly (Underground BC) vs Matthew Tinker (NYAC)
201+ Open: Michael Cserenyi (Royals BC) vs Nkosi Solomon (Atlas Cops & Kids)

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