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Dudey | Boxing Futures

McCloskey returns to hero’s welcome

Irishman Paul McCloskey returned home to a hero’s welcome on Monday evening despite being able to wrest the title from WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan.

Thousands of people lined the streets of his hometown Dungiven to cheer the title challenger after a disappointing end to the bout at Mancehster’s MEN Arena on Saturday night.

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Amir Khan vs Paul McCloskey
Saturday 16 April, 8pm, Primetime (Sky channel 480 & Virgin On Demand)

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Khan vs McCloskey weigh-in pictures

Amir Khan and Paul McCloskey came together for the last time ahead of their title fight at the MEN Arena tomorrow night, when the pair met at the weigh-in earlier this afternoon.

Khan and McCloskey took to the scales in the Triangle Shopping Centre in front of hundreds of fans as the pre-fight excitement reached fever pitch. Both men made the weight with ease, coming in at 139lbs for the light-welterweight contest.

Ringside preview of Khan vs McCloskey

Ringside spent time with both Amir Khan and Paul McCloskey’s camps as they prepared for their title showdown this weekend. The team was with Khan out in the Philippines as he worked with new strength and conditioning coach Michael Vale right under the nose of his former taskmaster Alex Ariza. And a visit to small town Dungiven where everyone is routing for their man Dudey. A good watch, check it out…

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McCloskey: ‘My fans will drown out Khan’s Army’

Paul McCloskey has backed his fans to out sing the home support on Saturday night when the Irishman goes to war with Amir Khan for the WBA light-welterweight belt.

McCloskey has a large following in his hometown of Dungiven in Northern Ireland and saw hundreds line the streets last week to send him off in true Irish fashion with a procession and marching band.

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Watch the Amir Khan v Paul McCloskey fight for free

Be one of three lucky fight fans to watch the Amir Khan v Paul McCloskey fight for free courtesy of Primetime TV. All you need to do is look at this picture of Amir, think of a funny caption, follow the link and leave it there. See, simple. Good luck.

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Paul McCloskey training camp

Ringside spent some time with challenger Paul McCloskey as he prepares for his title fight with Amir Khan next month. Having set up camp in Belfast, Dudey is under the tutelage of veteran trainer John Breen and has enlisted the help of a strength and conditioning coach for the first time in his career. Although he is keeping it real as his own nutritionist.

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