McCullough to take on veteran McKenzie

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McCullough to take on veteran McKenzie

The Ulsterman Wayne McCullough and the former three-times world champion Duke McKenzie will meet on 13 July in Mississippi, in a 10-round non-title fight. McCullough, the WBC bantamweight champion, has his eyes set on a second world title at superbantam-weight while the 33-year-old McKenzie has one last chance to break back in to the world title picture. McKenzie lost in his last two championship challenges: the Welshman Steve Robinson defeated him for the WBO featherweight title, and in April last year he was outpointed by the Frenchman Mehdi Labdouni for the European belt. McCullough has decided to step up a division after struggling to make 118lb, and is aiming for a shot at the WBC super bantamweight champion, Daniel Zaragoza of Mexico.

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