The Waterford welter, now based in Manchester with Kieran Farrell, scored three impressive wins and marked himself out as one Ireland’s most impressive prospects as well as dealing with the disappointments of fights falling through that every young fighter is inevitably confronted with.
‘The Real Deal’ now heads into 2018 with an Irish title goal, and Moran begins his year this Friday (February 16th) at the Village Hotel in Bury.
Moran enters 2018 with a solid foundation and explained to Irish-Boxing.com how “last year had its ups and downs, it was a good learning curve for me and I’m heading into 2018 with a lot of experienced gained from it so over well it went well.”
“I got two early knockouts, they won’t always come as early but if you think you can take ’em out, go for it. My power is definitely developing but I’m just learning how to be more clever with it.”
Friday marks the start of a busy period for the Kilmacthomas prospect who is also down to feature on the Ireland’s Last Man Standing undercard in Dublin on Saturday March 3rd.
Moran outlined that “I’m fighting Georgi Vari on Friday, he’s won 21, lost 20 I think, so he’s been around the block.”
“I’ll just see what he’s about from the get-go and decide what I’m going to do then, either way I always end up with it being exciting so keep the eyes peeled.”
“I know the homecoming is only two weeks after this fight Friday but that doesn’t change anything. I’m going to have to do what needs to be done to win regardless of my fight in two weeks. I’m just glad to be kept busy.”
The 23-year-old isn’t looking too far ahead, but does have the green belt on his mind.
Moran noted how “in 2018 just want to stay busy and I know Kieran Farrell is the man for that for now.”
“We have Friday and the homecoming, I’m not looking past these but I’m certainly coming for the Irish title at the end of the year.”