Irish-American lightweight Doherty [7(4)-3(0)] claimed he had agreed to a fight with the Mayo star this Saturday on a Murphys Boxing card in Boston only to see it fall through following Moylette’s war with Donte Bryant.
Just two weeks after he got off the floor to beat Bryant, ‘Sugar Ray’ was stopping former Jamie Kavanagh, Stephen Ormond and Danny O’Connor foe Michael Clark.
Doherty claimed the Celtic Warriors Gym fighter had taken an ‘easier option’ and suggested he was being avoided after a tough battle for the popular Westerner.
Paschal Collins, Moylette’s trainer, was quick to label Doherty’s claim ‘bullshit,’ but Moylette took things a step further and likened the Irish-American to an in the mood donkey.
“If you ask me, he’s like a donkey’s flute, he’s big when he’s out,” Moylette told Irish-Boxing.com.
The former Irish International amateur tells a different story to Doherty and claims the Salem boxer turned down the fight, but got confident after he seen Bryant drop him.
“I had originally agreed to fight Doherty on the September 30th card before I went over and he declined the offer. He saw my fight with Bryant and he probably thought he could beat me after he seen me get caught with a shot.”
“We had already agreed to fight Clark two weeks later and Doherty pipes up with a challenge he knew we couldn’t accept. He went running scared and when he knew the fight couldn’t be fixed he got brave.”
‘Sugar Ray’ does seem sweet on the fight and claims he will punish a fighter whose best asset ‘is he likes getting hit.’
“Matt Doherty is looking to build his name off mine. He knows I’m the man that carries all the attention out there. He is pro a number of years with a pretty good record and he still wants to piggyback off me.”
“I’m the one people are talking about and I’m the one that’s going to make it. He doesn’t have the skill to beat me and his only asset is that he likes getting hit. He will love me with the beating I’ll be handing him.”
Before any Boston return though, Moylette has fight number eight to contend with.
The Islandeady man boxes on a card in Birmingham on October 28th in what will be his last six rounder.
However, a fight with Doherty could take place over eight rounds for the Massachusetts State title and would fit in well with on the annual Murphys Boxing St Patrick’s Day show.