Irish lightweight talent Gary Cully will now face former Welsh Area champion Craig Woodruff on the upcoming MTK Fight Night at Production Park Studios in Wakefield on August 26.

Newport’s Woodruff (10-5, 4 KOs) has won three on the bounce and replaces original opponent Kieran Gething. The unbeaten Cully (10-0, 5 KOs) is unfazed by the change of foe.

“It doesn’t matter who I’m in the ring with on the night, I just prepare myself to the best of my ability and I’m looking forward to being back,” said Cully.

“I know a bit about Woodruff. The fight was talked about about around a year ago, so I had a look at him back then. I’ve seen his fight with Gething [L10] and Woodruff is a lot better than his record suggests.

“I think it’s a lot trickier than the Gething fight would have been, as Woodruff has a more awkward style, so it’s something that I have to adapt to and overcome.

“He’s 6 foot, so it’s going to be a bit different to most of my usual fights where I’m much taller than my opponents, but I’m in the gym every day sparring a mix of everybody, so I’m ready for any style.”

The August 26 show is headlined by the unbeaten Lewis Crocker facing dangerous Louis Greene for the WBO European welterweight title.