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Paul Hyland Jr targets title after Dublin debut

Paul Hyland Jr feels title ready.

The Belfast lightweight Dublin debuts on ‘The Future’ card at the National Stadium on Saturday, and hopes his clash with Laszlo Fekete [15(10)-10(8)-2] will move him closer to a title shot.

The ever-entertaining prospect has been linked with a possible Irish title fight with Micheal Devine, who also features on Saturday’s show, but is also ranked in highly in a very interesting British lightweight division.

“I have been very busy the last few years and have been building up my record. I am ranked in the top 20 in Britain and I feel I am ready to fight for a title in my next few fights,” Hyland told the Belfast Newsletter.

“I am looking forward to fighting in Dublin and getting another win on my record. I have trained very hard for this fight and I don’t know much about my opponent but he has my full respect.”

Hyland had to postpone blowing out his birthday candles as he prepares to blow away an opponent, but claims he has no issue delaying any cake to ensure a win.

“I have been training away and I have ticked every box in my preparations. It was my birthday a few days ago but I can celebrate that after the fight,” he added before manager Mark Dunlop discussed the upcoming clash.

“Paul is a very dedicated and talented young man. His fight on Saturday night will be against his eighth opponent with a winning record. He really wants it and he deserves all the success that is about to come his way.”



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