‘It will snowball from here’ – World Junior medallist ready to start pro journey with a bang

Paul Ryan suggests tonight will be the start of something specail.

The Dubliner plans on entering the professional world with a bang when he takes on Kyle Hughes on the latest MTK Fight Night.

Ryan enters the paid ranks for the first time when he goes up against Hughes [2(0)-2(0)] at the University of Bolton Stadium and is adamant he will make an early impression.

Indeed, he suggests he will set a positive early tone and improve on it continuelly as his career progresses.

“It means everything to me to have my debut. This is how you set your tone and it’s your welcoming stage. From here it will then snowball,” said the debutant.

“I’ve been training hard every day, six days a week. The fruits of the labour will show. I leave no stone unturned and we do serious graft. This is my life and what I live to do. That will be the difference.”

The The former Bay City and Mulhuddart amateur, who won a European underage medal, isn’t to concerned with what his opponent brings to the table Saturday confident he goes in with the kind of intensity that can’t be matched.

“You have to have the champion mentality. You have to want to win every second of every minute of every round. You have to show you are the best you are, and that you can potentially become a world champion. That’s what we believe will happen.

“I don’t worry about what an opponent can do, I just worry about myself and I work every day to be a better version of myself. I know on fight night that will be enough.”

Paul McCullagh and Fearghus Quinn add further interest to the card.


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years