Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Paul McCloskey: If I'm at My Best, I Can Beat Anybody!

By Adam Norman

On Saturday night, Paul McCloskey (24-2, 12KOs) got back on the winning trail with a convincing decision victory over American journeyman Manuel Perez in Belfast. The man from Dungiven suffered a shock loss to DeMarcus Corley earlier in the year and at 33 is in 'last chance saloon'. And Perez proved a perfect opponent for 'Dudey', being a durable foe lacking and punch power.

Although the Northern Irishman often dropped his hands despite being in range, Perez could do little to capitalize and it was McCloskey who came on strong again in the latter stages, picking off his opponent with accurate straight rights and left hooks.

"I had to prove people wrong tonight, I wanted to get back in as quickly as possible to see where we're at," McCloskey told Sky Sports. "I won the fight comfortably, it wasn't my best performance but you have to be critical of yourself if you want to get somewhere.

"I had to rebuild myself very quickly. If I'm at my best I can beat anybody. That's how I feel and if you don't feel that way you shouldn't be in this business."

Tags: Paul McCloskey image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by salitap4p#1 on 09-24-2012

wait for floyd to interpret this as being called out. mayweather-mccloskey in december

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 09-24-2012

Ok, I'm trippin' now, how the f[COLOR="Black"]uc[/COLOR]k did anyone have Perez winning?!

Comment by charlieg on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=95 DOE or DIE;12544885]This dude got a gift yesterday. Paul won like three or four rounds but Jim Twat and the sky team where really bias and gave Perez no credit.[/QUOTE] WTF were you watching!? Perez did hardly anything. McCloskey…

Comment by Pocket Dogs! on 09-23-2012

This guy lost to an old, shot Chop Chop and he thinks he could beat anybody?

Comment by 95 DOE or DIE on 09-23-2012

This dude got a gift yesterday. Paul won like three or four rounds but Jim Twat and the sky team where really bias and gave Perez no credit.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Canelo-Chavez: Big Promotional Tour on Tap, Big Undercard Plans Photos: David Lemieux, Curtis Stevens - Face To Face in Montreal Chris Eubank Jr: I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin, He's Not The Truth! Photos: Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman - Official Weigh-in Leo Santa Cruz: I’ll Fight Different Than in First Frampton Bout Froch: I'm Very Confident Callum Smith Beats Anthony Dirrell Juan Jose Velasco Faces Fernando Marin in WBA Regional Clash Oscar Valdez Yearns For Gary Russell Unification Bout Dejan Zlaticanin: I Will Catch Mikey Garcia and Knock Him Out Brooklyn Boxing With a Big 2016, Bigger 2017 is Expected Garcia Feels His Resume Stronger Than Thurman's, Has Proven More Kid Galahad vs. Joseph Agbeko on Eubank-Quinlan PPV Card Dodson Offered Buglioni Title Shot; Would Land On Haye-Bellew Golden Boy Promotions, ESPN Announce Multi-Year TV Deal Callum Smith: If Dirrell is Next in Line For WBC Belt - Let's Do It! Richard Commey, Fredrick Lawson Back in Action on March 11 Michael Conlan on His Relationship With Conor McGregor Trainer: Charlo Should Fight Top 15 Middleweight, Become a Contender Hearn on Brook-Spence: Khan Worth 3 Times More, 3 Times Easier Thurman: Angel Garcia Wants the Limelight; Should Let Son Speak DeGale: Groves Should Drop WBA Shot, Fight Me For The IBF! Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams Showdown in Play For April 8 Callum Smith's Trainer is Not Buying Badou Jack's Weight Issues Haye, Bellew Could Lose Licenses if Further Violence, Says Hearn Dina Thorslund Wants Mikkel Kessler as a Number Boy Lara's Trainer: Canelo is Facing Chavez Jr. at 165, No GGG at 160? Manny Pacquiao is Stumped: I Don't Know Who Jeff Horn is? Gervonta Davis Vows: I Will Be That Next Pay-Per-View Star! Michael Conlan Puts Olympics Behind Him, Has Big Career Goals Marquez Gives Canelo The Clear Edge Over Much Bigger Chavez Jr. Thurman: My Power, Speed Will Rise Above Garcia's 'Swiftness' DeGale-Jack Drew an Average of 454,000 Viewers on Showtime Thurman Hopes He and Garcia Can Draw 8 Million Viewers on CBS Cuadras Warns: Chocolatito Was Afraid, Rungvisai Might KO Him! Rob Brant's Ring Return Moves on With Late Replacement Keith Thurman to Danny Garcia: You’re Getting Knocked Out Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement