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Dylan Moran targets third pro win following triple cancellation nightmare

Tomorrow evening in Blackpool Dylan Moran will return to the ring for his third pro fight.

Having scored two wins on Kieran Farrell’s crazy small hall shows in Manchester, the Waterford welter will now have quite the different experience on a Neil Marsh dinner show.

While the surroundings are unfamiliar, it will all be the same for Moran [2(1)-0] who is just happy to return to the ring after seeing three fight cancellations in October.

“Yeah, at a hotel on Sunday is a bit different but I’ve got a job to do and when the bell goes none of that matters,” he told Irish-Boxing.com

“I’m just glad to fighting and hopefully finish the year 3-0.”

Aged 22 and living over in Manchester with Farrell, Moran is being given a crash course in the pro game. That includes the perils of being a prospect.

The Kilmacthomas youngster described how “we got a bad run of cancellations, three on the trot.”

“At the time my head was all over the place but we just stayed positive and stayed in the gym.”

“You can’t leave them to knock you off track and it’s to be expected, it’s part of the game. When it happens. you just need to take it on board and deal with it and make sure the outcome is positive.”

“Personally I think these setbacks make you or break you, it’s the ones who carry on through them it happens for.”

Tomorrow night Moran will tear into Polish opponent Sylwester Walczak [5(0)-33(13)-2] from the opening bell – but it won’t be a case of letting his frustrations out on the journeyman.

‘The Real Deal’ outlined how “there will be aggression on Sunday, but not from the cancellations, they’re forgotten about now, I’m not going to dwell on them.”

“The aggression just comes naturally, it’s how I fight.”

“At the end of the day, this is the entertainment business and I like to entertain people, people don’t want to watch boring fights.”


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