Paul McCloskey

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Paul McCloskey
Statistics
Real name Paul McCloskey
Rated at Light Welterweight
Nationality Flag of Ireland Irish
Birth date 3 August 1979 (1979-08-03) (age 29)
Birth place Dungiven, Northern Ireland
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 17
Wins 17
Wins by KO 7
Losses 0
Draws 0
No contests 0

 

Medal record
Competitor for  Ireland
Menís Boxing
EU Amateur Championships
Silver 2003 Strasbourg Welterweight

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.[1]

 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.[2]