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Dylan Moran staying focused despite lockdown uncertainty

Dylan Moran [15(7)-1(1)] is making sure he isn’t left feeling down in the latest lockdown.

The Waterford fighter suffered greatly when the first shut down came, losing a relatively lucrative contract after his promoters pulled out of the game.

The resourceful welter has managed to get two more fights in since, one in Spain and one in Poland and there was talk of getting out again this year before a possible big fight in Germany.

However, another lockdown has raised uncertainty, but Moran is determined to remain positive.

“We are heading into another lockdown so there are uncertain times ahead for everyone, but I’ll be keeping fit and healthy and see what happens,” was his shorter than usual response to the general ‘whats next’ question.

Moran was speaking after he registered his seventh career stoppage on an Irish influenced show in Poland.

Maciej Wazny was game and looked fight with Moran but the timing of ‘The Real Deal’ was the difference, eventually putting the Pole down twice in the third and forcing the referee to wave the contest off.

The stoppage had it’s home in a brilliantly timed upper cut, but Moran claims it wasn’t a shot he had worked on just something that came naturally.

“The finishing comes naturally. It’s just getting around to the finish, taking my time and making it easy on my myself, discipline and controlling the fight. I put those things into practice and it worked perfect.”

Wazny was game and came to fight on a night where one of his compatriots caused an upset and others certainly came to win.

It made a change from Polish fighters fighting in Ireland, but ‘The Real Deal’ maintains talent should win out even with the extra motivation for what are in effect journey men.

“The only difference was it was his country and his people not mine where in the crowd, so your the away fighter but, it didn’t make him any better I had a job to do and got it done,” he adds before reflecting positively on his display.

“Very happy with the performance usually I’m my own biggest critic but I couldn’t knock it was text book stuff.”

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 sports for a living for over 20 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: editoririshboxing@gmail.com