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‘I would beat him again’ – Ray Moylette calls out Matchroom’s Olympic gold medalist

Ray Moylette [11(4)-1(0)] has set his sights on a clash with old rival and current Matchroom prospect Daniyar Yeleussinov [9(5)-0].

Less than a day after Celtic Warrior stablemate, Niall O’Connor, called for a fight with another Eddie Hearn-promoted fighter in Aqib Fiaz, ‘Sugar Ray’ was calling for a pro repeat with his former amateur opponent.

The Mayo favourite defeated the Matchroom fighter to claim Ireland’s first ever World Youth gold back at the 2008 championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Moylette believes Yeleussinov would want revenge, but doesn’t think Hearn would risk putting the Rio Olympic gold medal winner in with him.

Yeleussinov has being making steay progress as a pro, two weights above Moylette, and will take a step up next time out.

The Kazakh face Julius Indongo for the IBF Intercontinental Welterweight title on Friday November 27th behind closed doors at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida, live on DAZN.

Moylette has suffered a Lemony Snickets-style run of unfortunate events of late with fights and shows being cancelled. As a result, he hasn’t been able to return to winning ways after been beaten by Christian Uruzquieta back in December of 2018.

Moylette recently talked down the chances of a return with another amateur rival. After being named dropped by Dean Walsh, the Paschal Collins-trained fighter said he had no time for his old foes ‘antics’.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com