Boxing: McCallum is poised to become first signing for Arthur’s boxing stable

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Unbeaten Edinburgh pro middleweight John McCallum is poised to become Alex Arthur’s first signing as a boxing promoter.

McCallum confirmed yesterday that he had terminated his links with West Lothian promoter Paul Graham who has staged all of his three professional bouts thus far.

“I’ve left Paul Graham’s Prospect Promotions’ and although I’ve had contacts with Glasgow promoter Alex Morrison and also Frank Warren I’ve decided that I want to become Edinburgh promoter Alex Arthur’s first managed and promoted local boxer,” said McCallum. “Arthur has told me that he plans to put me on a Triple A Promotions bill he’s planning for Portobello Town Hall early in 2012 and then on his next big show at Meadowbank in April.”

Meanwhile, Meadowbank club coach Mark Geraghty has revealed his Eastern lightweight champion Lewis Paulin will warm up for the Scottish Senior Intermediate championships on January 28-29 at Motherwell by boxing on Geraghty’s club show on January 20 at the Woodburn Miner’s club in Dalkeith against a selected opponent.