Belfast-born former-world champion Wayne McCullough has become a US citizen.

The 35-year-old bantamweight, a resident of Las Vegas since turning professional in 1993, was sworn in alongside 90 other citizenship candidates in a ceremony last Friday at Las Vegas' Lloyd George Courthouse.

While the Pocket Rocket has "no intention of retiring just yet" following July's TKO loss to WBC Super Bantamweight champions Oscar Larios, he is to assume a new role next month as the WBC's World Ambassador for Peace and Goodwill.

McCullough said of his citizenship: "Even though I was born in Belfast, I have spent the last twelve-and-a-half years living in the USA.

"My daughter Wynona was born here and together with my wife Cheryl, 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 honoured."

Currently working on a fitness video and book, McCullough is in negotiations with promoter Dan Goossen for his 34th career fight.