Opponent named for Joe Fitzpatrick’s short notice Dublin date

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‘The Dragon’ will be out to slay Hungarian opposition when he fights in Dublin for the first time as a pro on Saturday night.

Belfast lightweight Joe Fitzpatrick (5(4)-0) will compete against Gyula Tallosi [12(8)-14(8)-0] on Red Corner’s debut show in the National Stadium on tomorrow.

Nine stoppage wins suggest Tallosi can punch, but as we have seen on these shores before – he can also be stopped.

Dublin’s Sean Creagh, who also fights on Saturday (v Tyrone McKenna in Belfast), took the Central European out in two, as did Englishmen Boy Jones Jr and Joe Murray. Creagh overwhelmed Tallosi with body shots on the FS Promotions card at the National Stadium in June, something Fitzpatrick will be looking to follow.

Fitzpatrick turned over with the reputation as a slick southpaw boxer, but the 21 year old talent has impressed with his aggression since he debuted in the Summer of 2015, stopping his first four foes.

The Belfast fighter was dropped and taken the distance at the York Hall in his last outing against Jordan Ellison, and his team were said to be happy with the learning experience, but he may just be tempted to return to a quicker method of victory in Dublin this weekend.

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