Wayne McCullough, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, became an American Citizen on Friday September 2, 2005. Wayne was sworn in along with 90 candidates at the Lloyd George Courthouse in Las Vegas.
Wayne said, “Even though I was born in Belfast, I have spent the last 12Â½ years living in the USA. My daughter was born here and Cheryl, Wynona and I have a fantastic life in the States. I will always think of Belfast as being my hometown but I am now an American Citizen and for that I am honored. I came to America to live the American Dream and I did just that.”
When talking about his future Wayne said “I am looking forward to working closely with the WBC in my World Ambassador role. I am also considering moving to Los Angeles to work as Freddie’s assistant as well as with Dan Goossen in his promotional company. I was sickened by boxing after my last fight but I refuse to let the powers that be win. Freddie is the best trainer in the world today. He trains a lot of fighters and I know we would work well together.”
“I am keen to get into TV work especially boxing commentating. I am shooting a fitness video and writing a fitness book to coincide with the release of the video. Going one step further, I received 2 movies scripts to read so I’m definitely looking at that angle as well. I have been doing some journalism for the past 4 years and have just written my autobiography scheduled for November release. I would be interested in writing about fitness and nutrition for one of the major health and fitness magazines and I’m waiting for the right opportunity to come along.”
“Even though I am looking toward the future and what deciding what to do with the rest of my life, I have absolutely no intention of retiring from boxing just yet. Many people assumed I would retire after my last fight. But why? I have been medically cleared and Dan is working on putting together my next fight. I’d love to get a third fight with Larios - maybe in Dublin - or a shot at Mayhar Monshippour, WBA Champion. Obviously I’d love to fight in Belfast and Dublin again so that is the plan. Dan Goossen will come through for me, he always does.”
“It has been very tough for me since my last fight but things can only get better. I’m an American now and I’m looking forward to an even brighter future.”