A Must for Manchester – Mayo’s Moylette tells Hearn he would bring excitement and fans to November 2 show

Ray Moylette [11(4)-1(0)] wants to go from helping the likes of Katie Taylor and Anthony Crolla prepare for ring action to helping them sellout an arena.

The Irish sensation and the much loved Manchester Mr nice guy share a massive November 2 fight card.

Undisputed lightweight world champion Taylor embarks on a history project, as she looks to become a two weight world champion when she challenges Christina Linardatou for the WBO light welterweight world title.

‘Million Dollar’ Crolla on the other hand will say farewell to the sport at the Manchester Arena, a venue that played host to his biggest nights.

The pull of Taylor and the proximity of the show to Ireland should mean a large Irish contingent are present at the show, while Crolla has always been popular and a good ticket seller in his home city – not to mention the fact that the upper tiers are currently set to be curtained off.

However, Mayo’s Moylette is adamant he can play a part in making sure it’s a 22,000 sell-out.

The hungry to progress lightweight has called for Eddie Hearn to consider him for a slot on the card.

‘Sugar Ray’ tells the promoter he will put bums on seats in terms of tickets and raise them off it in terms of  excitement.

“Personally it would be nice to fight on that card in Manchester,” Moylette told Irish-boxing.com.

“It’s a great platform and it looks like it will be a great card. I have sparred both Katie and Anthony Crolla. I have a good relationship with both. Anthony even came to my big fight night in Mayo last year. It would be great to fight alongside them.”

“I even interviewed Jack Cullen live on TV when he fought in Ireland, that is another tie to that show.”

No doubt Moylette like most Irish fighters would love a slot on the card, but Matchroom and Eddie Hearn will as what he can bring to the table.

The former amateur standout has talent and is at stage in his career where he is looking for step up fights.

The Celtic Warrior Gym fighter may consider a tasty fight with some of Matchroom’s known light welters or lightweights.

The Islandeady fighter has also proven himself a ticket seller regardless as to where he has fought since turning over back in March of 2017. He sold out a 2000 plus venue in his home county, brought crowds to fights in Boston, London, and Birmingham – and claims Manchester would prove no different.

“If Eddie wants some more Irish interest I have a massive support fan base in Ireland ready to travel and family in Manchester and London. I have proved in the past I bring a crowd and I will sell tickets. I also come to fight and to entertain in the ring.”

“I am an honest fighter and I’ll fight anyone to get the break” continued the 2018 Irish-boxing.com Fight of the Year and Round of the Year winner.

“I have been looking through the British super lightweight scene and I beat plenty of lads on the list. Robbie Davies Jnr twice, Cori Gibbs and Tion Gibbs. I also have been an active sparring partner for three out of the top five lightweights in Britain. Anthony Crolla, Ricky Burns and James Tennyson. I have a great fan base and I always fight with all my heart. I’d be open to fighting whoever the want on that show.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]