Rapidly rising Dylan Moran looking forward to “special” return


Dylan Moran‘s fledgling pro career is starting to kick into gear, and the highly-rated prospect has a special night this weekend.

Based in Manchester with trainer-manager Kieran Farrell, the Waterford welter returns to Ireland for his first fight at home on Friday night.

The Dungarvan fighter boxes on the Kieran Farrell Promotions bill at the Devenish Complex, taking on Hungarian Pal Olah [7(5)-12(4)-1] over four rounds.

The fight will be Moran’s third as a professional and takes place just two weeks after his second.

At the Middleton Arena last month Moran made a mini-statement, stopping tough Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier in the very first round.

The Kilmacthomas youngster is taking it all in his stride and told Irish-Boxing.com that “the last fight went exactly how we thought it would.”

“Me and Kieran had a plan to stop him in the first and we executed it perfectly.”

“Everyone says these guys are durable – and with all respect they are – but hit them with the right shots and there going away same as anybody else ”

“Having the second fight so soon is great, coming off a high last week and straight back in this week is the way forward, I don’t believe in having long breaks between each fight and in this game you have got to stay ready.”

While he is building in Manchester, Moran is delighted to get the chance of an early outing at home and described how “I’m really looking forward to fighting in Ireland.”

“It will have that different feeling to Manchester because you’re at home, there’s something different about, it something special.”

“It’s a good spin from Waterford to Belfast but my fans follow me everywhere, if I’m fighting on the other side of the world they are coming with me!”

The card this Friday also features Alfredo Meli, Sean Creagh, Mark Morris, Jono Carroll,  and is headlined by a Celtic Nations super middleweight title fight between Padraig McCrory and Jade Karam.

Tickets cost £25 (standing), £35 (seated), and £55 (ringside), and are available from the boxers involved.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie