A moment in Mayo – Ray Moylette calls for special support ahead of homecoming


Ray Moylette [11(4)-0] has called on his hometown to help him lay down a global lightweight marker and become a household name in Ireland.

The former European Senior and World Youth champion looks to have been handed a breakthrough fight on a number of levels on Friday December 7th and is delighted his big chance will play out in his native county.

The Mayo man will fight for the vacant WBC International lightweight title at the Royal Theater in Castlebar in just over a months time against a yet to be confirmed, but believed to be, tough opponent.

Winning the title should propel Moylette up the world rankings and ensure the Assassin fighter is well placed to have some big 2019 fights.

While the title will bring some form of world recognition, the fact the show could be broadcast on terrestrial TV gives Moylette the chance to make an impression nationally.

However, to gain international standing and national notoriety, the ambitious 28-year-old claims he will need local support and the backing of his own during the homecoming occassion.

“I’m honoured and excited to have the opportunity to be fighting at home in Castlebar. Not only will I showcase my skills to all my local supporters but I also can lay down a real marker for all lightweights around the world as I challenge for my first title. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Fighting at home for a major belt,” Moylette explained.

“This is my time to become a household name around Ireland as this event I believe will be televised and I am currently in full time camp preparing and making sure that we leave no stone unturned,” he added before appealing to the people of Mayo for support.

“Through my amatuer and professional career most of my fights have been overseas and I’ve never got to share my experiences or triumphs with all who are dearest to me. This is an event for the community and I promise to leave everything in the ring. The roar of the crowed is like a third man in the ring, I will need the support of the boxing community and the people of Mayo to bring that belt home.”

Islandeady’s Moylette follows in the footsteps of Henry Coyle who topped sold-out bills in the county and wants to inspire other young locals by winning the title in his home county.

“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in boxing and life itself and I want to show what hard work can achieve. I want to be an ambassador for all young people chasing their dreams that if you keep working hard towards what you want no matter what obstacle comes in your way that you will be given the opportunity to seize it. I intend to do exactly that. I will become WBC international Champion on December 7th.”

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