Paul McCloskey

Paul McCloskey


name=Paul McCloskey
realname=Paul McCloskey
weight=Light Welterweight
nationality=|nationality= flagicon|Ireland Irish
birth_date=Birth date and age|1979|8|3|df=y
birth_place=Dungiven, Northern Ireland
home=Dungiven, Northern Ireland
no contests=0|

Paul McCloskey (born 3 August 1979 in Dungiven, Northern Ireland) is an Irish southpaw professional boxer. Paul McCloskey fights at Light Welterweight and is the former Irish senior amateur champion. [cite web | author=Boxrec | title="Paul McCloskey" | work=Boxrec Fighter Page | url=| accessdate=28 May | accessyear=2007]

Amateur career

McCloskey boxed out of the St. Canices ABC and fought for Ireland at amateur level and was a three-time Irish champion and five-time senior Ulster champion at in the light welterweight division.

Professional career

McCloskey turned professional in March 2005 on the undercard of a bill that included Eamonn Magee and Neil Sinclair at the King's Hall, Belfast. In his debut McCloskey defeated experienced Englishman "Dangerous" David Kehoe with a third round knockout.

In December 2007 he won the IBF International light-welterweight title, stopping Tontcho Tontchev in round 4.

McCloskey has won all of his seventeen fights as a professional, most recently beating Nigel Wright on points in July 2008 thereby maintaining is 100% career record. []


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