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Dylan Moran calls for challengers ahead of Mayo show

Whoever wants it can come to Mayo and get it this December according to Dylan Moran [6(4)-0].

The Waterford prospect registered a sixth straight win at the National Basketball Arena on Saturday night and believes he is ready to bounce it up a level or two.

Having trained for a scheduled six rounder, Moran feels ready for a BUI Celtic Title and wants a title tilt at welterweight on the proposed Assassin Mayo show.

The strap is currently held by Jay Byrne [7(2)-6(2)] but the fighter who lost to Paddy Gallagher on Friday night has previously said he would let two other welters fight for it if the winner agreed to fight him in an Irish title fight soon after.

Moran, it appears, doesn’t care who he has to fight to win a first pro career title and, uncomfortable with calling out fellow Irish fighters, prefers to tell them all that he is willing to face them.

“I want a title on that Mayo show. My name is in the mix now, my hat is in the ring, whoever at the weight wants I am willing and ready. As I have said before I don’t call out guys, but I don’t mind letting all those at the weight I’ll fight them for a title in Mayo,” Moran told Irish-Boxing.com following his first round stoppage of Damian Lawniczak.

“I think there is enough support there and, as I said the last day, enough learning done to kick on. I am looking forward to the chance to get out of first gear. Everything is positive at the moment and I am looking forward to the future.”

Moran looked impressed on home soil for the second fight running.

On the ‘Rise Again’ card the Kilmacthomas 23-year-old defeated respected journeyman Lawniczak and, while it has to be noted the Pole campaigns at super feather, Moran was keen to point out he could only beat what was put in front of him. 

Moran was just happy to have a fight on Saturday night after news broke his original opponent was one of a number of away fighters that missed their connecting flights to Dublin.

“It was a first round knockout, whatever way you want to paint it up I got him out of there and that’s that,” Moran continued.

“You can never predict these things in boxing. I was just saying on the way up in the car everything went perfect, I mean everything. Then I walk in the door and Mel Christle tells me my guy never turned up on, he didn’t get his flight.

“We got the guy that was meant to fight Allan Phelan at super feather and I took him out so happy days. I weighed in at 67kg and he was 64kg, but it’s just the way it happened. All I could do was my job and I did it.”

The ambitious prospect took the late change in his stride and was determined it wasn’t going to prevent him from putting on a show for his sizable support.

“That’s what it is about, you have to try please the fans and I had good numbers here, which I am so grateful for it. I put my back into this for the last eight weeks, why not go out and enjoy it with the people supporting you?”

“The whole city has got behind me it seems. They had me on screens above nightclub doors and that, it’s cazy. The support was amazing so from the ring walk to the performance I had to make sure I repaid them.”

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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