McCullough makes successful return to ring


Wayne McCullough made a triumphant return to the ring in Las Vegas last night when stopping American Alvin Brown in two rounds.

McCullough had Brown on the canvas twice in the second round as his all-action style proved too much for his opponent.

The "Pocket Rocket" was fighting for the first time since the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) withdrew his license 14 months ago and told him that one punch could kill him.

McCullough was found to have a cyst located on his brain following a routine scan before a scheduled fight in Belfast in October 19th 2000.

Tests have shown, however, that McCullough has fought most of his professional career with the condition and over the last two years he has sought expert opinion in Britain, Ireland and America, all of which indicates that he suffers no greater a risk than any other boxer.