Hyland-O’Hara rematch in doubt

22 April – by Bobby Lavery and Mark Doyle

There is some confusion surrounding the allegedly already arranged rematch between Eddie Hyland and Kevin OHara.

Hyland claimed the vacant Irish super-featherweight title by outpointing OHara in a thrilling bout at the National Stadium on Saturday night.

Shortly after the bout, the master of ceremonies for the evening, Harry McGavock, was handed a piece of paper in the ring and immediately announced to the crowd that a rematch had already been agreed upon, for July 12 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

However, irish-boxing.com has learned that Destination Events, the promotional team behind Saturday nights event, will not be responsible for staging the reported July 2 show.

Not only that, according to Destination Events, Hyland has not signed up for a rematch with OHara and, at this point, will not be appearing on the bill.

It now remains to be seen exactly who is hosting the July 12 show, which it was claimed will be broadcast on TV3, and whether or not Irish super-featherweight champion Hyland will even be involved.

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