Isaac Lowe says he is ready to prove he is world class when he appears on the huge Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg bill in Manchester next month.
The Westgate Warrior’s battle with Belfast’s Marco McCullough for the vacant Commonwealth Featherweight title has been confirmed as one of two Ireland vs England battles on the undercard of the World Super-Bantamweight unification clash with Charlie Edwards also tackling Luke Wilton in a final eliminator for the British Flyweight title.
Morecambe’s Lowe, the current English champion, has vowed to relish the big stage when he fights at a sold out Manchester Arena live on Sky Sports Box Office on February 27.
He said: “It’s great to get the opportunity to box on such a big show.
“To fight on Sky Sports Box Office is a dream come true so early in my career – I’m so excited.
“Marco has had a good career, he’s a strong puncher – but he’s hittable and beatable. He’s been knocked out twice and on my day I beat him all day long.
“He is my toughest test so far, but as we’ve seen with my past two fights – the better opposition, the better I perform.
“I’m expecting him to give everything he’s got – but I’m confident I will weather the storm and emerge victorious.
“If the Irish boo me, so be it. I will feed off that and perform even better. Remember, there will be 10,000 screaming fans from the North West, so we will do our best to drown them out.
“I want to prove to everyone in Britain that I am world class.”
McCullough, a Cylcone Promotions stablemate of Carl Frampton, finished a challenging 2015 with wins over Sergejs Logins and Sergio Prado and the 26-year-old expects to have too much for the resort’s rising star.
He said: “Isaac is a talented lad but I have boxed at a higher level and I’m one hundred percent confident that I will be walking away with that Commonwealth belt on February 27.
“My uncle Tommy Waite won the Commonwealth Bantamweight title in Manchester 16 years ago and I can’t wait to emulate him.
“I have boxed in front of massive crowds before against former World Champions, Isaac hasn’t, and it’s this experience that will prove the difference on the night.
“I will have the bigger support in Manchester and I’m going to do them proud and win this fight in style.”