Name: Paul McCloskey
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Hometown: Dungiven, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Height: 5′ 8½″ / 174cm
Reach: 70″ / 178cm
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Paul McCloskey (born 3 August 1979 in Dungiven, Northern Ireland) is an Irish southpaw professional boxer. Paul McCloskey fights at Light Welterweight and is the former Irish senior amateur champion.
McCloskey boxed out of the St. Canices ABC and fought for Ireland at amateur level and was a three-time Irish champion and five-time senior Ulster champion at light welterweight.
McCloskey turned professional in March 2005 on the undercard of a bill that included Eamonn Magee, Neil Sinclair and Neil Sinclair at the King's Hall, Belfast. In his debut McCloskey defeated experienced Englishman "Dangerous" David Kehoe with a third round knockout.
In December 2007 he won the IBF International light-welterweight title, stopping Tontcho Tontchev in round 4.