Dylan Moran handed tough second fight

Waterford welterweight Dylan Moran [1(0)-0] will continue to be matched progressively as he begins his pro career with vigour.

The former Dungarvan amateur and top kickboxer debuted in May with an impressive points win over notably game journeyman Chris Jenkinson.

Moran boxes for a second time this month, appearing on the Kieran Farrell Promotions ‘Friday Fight Night’ card at Middleton Arena on September 22nd

Managed and trained by Farrell, the Kilmacthomas 22 year old will face Barcelona-based Nicaraguan Geiboord Omier [4(3)-19(4)-1] on the bill in Manchester.

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

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

Normally an opponent reserved for later in a prospect’s career, as evidenced by his shock win over Manning, Omier represents another good test for the Déise fighter.

The fight will be the first of two in quick succession for ‘The Real Deal’ Moran,’ who makes his Irish debut on Friday October 6th in Belfast at The Devenish Complex.

Also featuring on the card in Manchester will be Jake Haigh v Darryl Sharp, Connor Lynch v Dale Arrowsmith, Reece MacMillan, and Lee Clayton.

Moran is joined on the card next month in Belfast by Dubliner Sean Creagh, Belfast talents Mathew Fitzsimons, Sean Magee, and Mark Morris, and chief support Pádraig McCrory. The show is headlined by a Celtic Nations middleweight title fight between Derry prospect Sean McGlinchey and Belfast’s Ger Healy.

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