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Dylan Moran ready for second pro fight following champion sparring

Dylan Moran [1(0)-0] kickstarts a very busy period of his career this coming Friday.

The Waterford welterweight debuted impressively during the summer, and now has two fight dates in two weeks – with numerous other bouts in the pipeline.

First up for Moran is a four-rounder on a Kieran Farrell Promotions card in Manchester this Friday, with an Irish homecoming in Belfast on October 6th.

Since his debut, where he outpointed the game Chris Jenkinson, the Kilmacthomas fighter has been training with Farrell in Manchester – which included some very high-level sparring.

Moran told Irish-Boxing.com that “this camp has been brilliant, great atmosphere in the gym.”

“It’s been enjoyable and we got the work done so happy days. I’ve learned loads since my debut, week in, week out I’m learning and improving.”

“I’ve been getting loads of rounds in with Tyrone Nurse, he’s got a big fight coming up with Jack Catterall, we’ve been having wars in the gym and it’s great.”

“I’ve also been in with Sam Eggington and Liam Smith, so the sparring doesn’t come tougher than that.”

“At the start we were ringing them, now they’re ringing us. Thanks to Kieran for making it happen.”

Based in Manchester with Farrell, Moran is loving building his career in England, but is keen to make a return home.

The 22 year old described how “I think Manchester is the heart of boxing and it’s great being based over here, getting to all the gyms and working with the best.”

“I’m not forgetting about Ireland, I’m getting my record up here then I’m coming back for some titles!”

Jenkinson was a strong debut foe, and the progressive matchmaking continues on Friday

At the Middleton Arena, Moran will box Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier [4(3)-19(4)-1], an opponent usually reserved for later in a prospect’s development.

The Central American was stopped in the first by Dubliner Phil Sutcliffe Jr but has fared better against others. Twice he has gone eight rounds with former Carl Frampton sparring partner Jerobe Santana, has gone six with Prizefighter champion Johnny Coyle, and also gave Johnny Garton some trouble.

In his most recent fight Omier shocked light middleweight debutant Anthony Manning, dropping and stopping him in the first round.

Moran is unfazed by the tough test and noted that “I heard he’s caused one or two upsets on the British circuit over the years, I haven’t really done my homework on him.”

“He’s just another guy standing in my way and we’re more than ready for him so, come Friday, we will get the job done and then concentrate on Belfast the 6th of October.”

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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