PATRICK Hyland fulfills a life long dream when he fights in the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden on March 14, but has bigger aspirations in 2015.
‘The Punisher’ returns to America and New York after fighting at home in Dublin last November and is determined to impress on a unique show that includes fights between the FDNY Bravest Boxing team and the Garda Siochana Boxing team.
The Tallaght featherweight, a former WBA interim World title challenger, is excited about his return Stateside, but the fighter who had over a year out of the ring before his November return is more excited about proving his world level credentials and getting his hands on a World strap in 2015.
“It’s great to be fighting back in New York again and especially at the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden,” said the Lou DiBella promoted star. “It’s every boxers dream to fight there and I’m certainly no different. I’ve been to fights there and you can feel the history in the place. All the greats have fought there over the years, so to get a chance to fight there myself is a dream come true.
“I want to prove that I’m ready to take on the best at featherweight and put on a show for the Irish and New York fans. This is going to be a big year for me and I’m hungrier than ever to get my hands on a world title.”