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Belfast fight legends to run the rule over next generation at the Europa on Saturday

The fight week buzz has arrived with the next instalment of professional boxing in Northern Ireland returning Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Saturday 17th October almost 37 years to the day (18th October 1977).

Four of the City’s most exciting prospects are on show in a card headlined by the talented and undefeated Paul Hyland Jnr (7-0) when he faces a young and strong Bence Molnar (W13-L5), Molnar was National Junior Champion in his native Hungary over 8×3 rounds for the PBA Classic Lightweight Challenge Belt and has never been stopped or knocked down as an amateur or professional as has all the trimmings of a small hall classic dust up.

The remaining three fights on the show include 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games hero Joe Fitzpatrick who is looking to make it 3 wins from 3 against the well-travelled and durable Peter Mellar as he warms up for his big television debut as a professional Frank Warren, Box Nation promoted show on 7TH November in the National Stadium in Dublin.

Super Featherweight James “The Future” Fryers (9-0) takes on the Bulgarian number one and former International Masters Champion Yordan Vasilev in a good 6×3 round contest. Fryers ranked 10 in Britain is looking to push himself into British Title contention as he goes for win number 10.

Last but not least Belfast’s highly ranked Featherweight king James Tennyson (13-1) the big punching Celtic Champion who boasts 10 knock out wins from 13 victories is in with former European Title challenger George Gachechiladze of Georgia in an exciting looking contest over 8×3 rounds. Tennyson is expected to be installed as mandatory challenger for the British featherweight crown later this week.

The aptly named show “Champions at the Europa” will see some local boxing hero’s in attendance including former WBC Featherweight Champion Paul “Hoko” Hodkinson & WBO Welterweight Champion Eamon Loughran to pay tribute to the legendary boxing supremo

Barney Eastwood who will be in attendance with many local sporting celebrities have snapped up the VIP tickets for this exciting show.

With the VIP dinner tickets now sold out there are a limited number of Ringside £40.00 & Unreserved £30.00 Tel. 07712473905


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