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Boxing: WAYNE'S WORLD BACK ON TRACK.

Byline: JOHN DILLON

WAYNE McCullough insists his world title fight against American Willie Jorrin will go ahead despite being refused a licence by the British Boxing Board of Control.

McCullough has reacted furiously to the decision and said: "The British Boxing Board of Control treated me like garbage before so I guess I shouldn't have expected too much."

The Ulsterman has signed to fight WBC super-bantamweight champion Jorrin in Dublin, probably in September, and is expected to apply for a Boxing Union of Ireland licence soon.

Simon Block, general secretary of the BBBC, told McCullough by phone that his board of stewards had again refused the former world bantamweight champion permission to fight in Britain.

McCullough was prevented from boxing in Belfast last October when a routine MRI scan revealed a cyst on his brain.

But, after seeking alternative opinions and undergoing tests from some of America's leading neurosurgeons, McCullough was passed fit to box.

Despite the latest set-back, McCullough said: "The Jorrin fight will still go ahead. I have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission and they have passed me fit to box.

"I have had tests from some of the leading American specialists. The WBC contacted the Nevada Commission about the case and they are happy, so the fight will happen."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2001
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