McCloskey returns to hero’s welcome
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.
McCloskey and his fans are still hoping for a rematch after a controversial decision by referee Luis Pabon and the ringside doctor to call off the fight when a clash of heads opened up a cut above McCloskey’s eye.
In a video report by local broadcaster UTV (below), McCloskey revealed he had lost respect for Khan after the pair exchanged words at a heated post-fight press conference.
‘Amir Khan's gone down in my ratings big time. He started talking a lot of gibberish at the press conference after the event. He definitely went below the belt a few times,’ said McCloskey.