German champ says Dylan Moran can pay for the pizza anytime he wants

Dylan Moran can pay for the pizza on August 8 if he wants according to Deniz Ilbay.

The Waterford native last week called for the German to fight him as soon as possible and the Cologne native is certainly willing.

The pair were meant to trade leather for one of the governing bodies ranking titles in Germany in April.

The pandemic obviously put paid to that fight and those plans, but both had been vocal about rescheduling.

When the PGP promoted Moran was handed an August 8 return and Lichtenstein fight date, it appeared as if he would have a warm up ahead of the crossroads fight.

However, he called for German to step up to the plate and fight him behind closed doors this summer.

The call out sparked an online back and fort, with former Egidijus Kavaliauskas foe, Ilbay querying whether ‘pizza eater’ Moran would be ready that early.

‘The Real Deal’ assures he is fit and ready to go and Ilbay told Irish-boxing.com he is willing.

“Me personal I don’t care what he eats, but it shows me he isn’t disciplined enough, he will pay for this later on in the ring,” Ilbay says addressing pizza-gate and promising to make Moran pay for the junk food.

“Of course,” he responds when asked is he August 8 willing.

“I am ready whenever the fight is scheduled.” he adds

“After the fight was canceled in the first or second week of March I rested for like 2-3 weeks because everything was on lockdown in Germany. But after after that I started training again and now I’m at in the shape that I can fight in just 2-3 weeks notice.”

Ilbay claims he doesn’t need the fight to be in Germany or be open to the public, but wonders whether the promoters would put two emerging talents in against each other for very little financial gain.

“For me it doesn’t matter if we fight in front of a couple hundred or thousand people, or in a small gym. I think the promoters want the fight in front of a huge crowed because it’s a good fight.”

If a big crowd do get to attend, they will witness a German win according to the 25 year-old.

Ilbay believes Moran has talents, but not enough in his locker to match him.

“I have more experience and I know that he can’t handle my pressure. he is a good technical fighter but I’m the better all rounder.”

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 sport for a living for 19 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