Northern Ireland

Wayne McCullough inducted into WBC legends museum

Wayne McCullough
Image caption McCullough is a former WBC title-holder

Belfast fighter Wayne McCullough has been inducted into the World Boxing Council's Legends of Boxing Museum.

Boxing greats already honoured by the museum located in San Bernardino, California include Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.

McCullough, 40, is the only Irish boxer to have won a WBC world title.

"I could only have imagined that some day I may have been a part of this when I was striving to become a world champion," said McCullough.

"I am humbled to have been nominated for induction into the WBC Legends of Boxing Museum.

"I was excited to join Filipino sensation Luisito Espinosa at my induction and some of the most legendary boxers ever to have laced a pair of gloves, who have already been inducted including Lennox Lewis, Gabriel Ruelas, Roger Maywether and Paul Banke, Ken Norton, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez and the late Diego 'Chico' Corrales."

1992 Olympic silver medallist McCullough won the WBC bantamweight title in 1995 and made a number of other successful attempts to win world titles.