Hyland struggles to make weight

24 July 2009 – By Mark Doyle

Oisin Fagan comfortably made the weight for Saturday’s eagerly-awaited clash with Eddie Hyland in Tallaght, Dublin but the latter needed an extra two hours to do likewise.

Ironically, it was veteran campaigner Fagan who had been expected to struggle with the 130lb limit, given that his last outing had been at light-welterweight. However, Gael Force weighed in at 129lbs 8ozs, much to his obvious satisfaction.

Hyland, meanwhile, tipped the scales at 130lbs 6ozs the first time around but, thankfully, the reigning Irish super-featherweight champion made the weight at the second attempt, two hours later, meaning that the vacant IBF International super-featherweight title will be on the line when the pair collide at the National Basketball Arena.

Elsewhere, Patrick Hyland and Abdu Tebazalwa both made weight for their clash for the vacant IBF International Featherweight title, with the latter coming in bang on the 126lb limit.

Paul Hyland weighed in at 120lbs 8ozs for his scheduled eight-round super-bantamweight clash with Robert Nelson, who came in at 121lbs 2ozs.

SATURDAY, JULY 25 National Basketball Arena, Dublin Vacant IBF International Super-Featherweight title: Edward Hyland (130lbs) v Oisin Fagan (129lbs 8ozs) Vacant IBF International Featherweight title: Abdu Tebazalwa (126lbs) v Patrick Hyland (125lbs 4ozs) Robert Nelson (121lbs 2ozs) v Paul Hyland (120lbs 8ozs) Peter Cannon (164lbs 2ozs v Anthony Fitzgerald (164lbs 6ozs) Robert Long (164lbs 2ozs) v Denis Sarjavtos (163lbs) Gary O’Sullivan (71.8kg) v Arthurs Jaskuls (70.9kg) Jamie Power (195lbs 6ozs) v Kirill Pshonko (186lbs 6ozs)

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