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Huge Fight News – Pajo Hyland to face Josh Warrington

After calling for the fight for nearly two years, Jobstown’s Pajo Hyland [31(15)-2(1)] has been handed a huge opportunity and will face Matchroom’s Josh Warrington [23(4)-0] next month.

The Dublin featherweight will be going into the lion’s den on July 30th, live on Sky Sports 1, when he faces Warrington in front of his famous hometown support at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Hyland lost in a WBC World title bout in April against U.S. star Gary Russell Jr in Conneticut, but will be given the opportunity to put himself in line for another crack at a title should he beat WBC International champ Warrington.

In his most recent bout, Warrington outpointed awkward Japanese fighter Hideshi Amagasa, a former opponent of Guillermo Rigondeaux, and it is no secret that Matchroom are looking to build a fight at Elland Road between the massively supported Leeds fighter and Welsh IBF World champion Lee Selby – however Hyland will be hoping to throw a spanner in the works on July 30th/

The Punisher will be hugely confident of causing an upset against the Englishman, and last year promised Irish-Boxing.com that, should he secure a fight with the 24 year old, he will enter the Leeds caulderon wearing the red of Manchester United.

The card next month also features Belfast bantamweight star Ryan Burnett, and the return of former Irish champion Frankie Gavin ahead of an October clash with Sam Eggington.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie