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Light Lunch for Hyland and Fryers in Latvia today

Not quite dinner, but James Fryers and Paul Hyland Jr had their opponents for lunch on a Latvian Lunch show today.

Both Belfast punchers were expected to beat their opponents despite being the away fighters, but did all the could to impress registering first round knock outs.

Super featherweight Fryers made short work of Olegs Vilcans (3-14) dropping the home fighter early one before taking him out on 1:50.

It was ‘The Future’s’ first bout since his disappointing British title eliminator reverse to Maxi Hughes in February and the 23 year old talent will be just happy to get back to winning ways.

Hyland Jr ditched his fight of the night mantra to get knock out of the evening instead.

The 25 year old lightweight pushed his record to 11-0 by taking out Ruslans Berdimuradovs in 70 seconds.

Hyland will now be hoping to emulate stable mates Fryers and James Tennyson, who challenges for the British title in London on April 30 and progress toward domestic honours.

“I wanted to keep the lads busy, they were Razor Sharp from sparring Tennyson. When the opportunity came they dived at it. Nothing ventured nothing gained”
“It was a great pick up for Frysey after is split decision points loss to Maxi Hughes, good to see that smile again. He was devastating,” promoter Mark Dunlop told Irish-boxing.com post fight afternoon.

“Hylo is something else, underrate him at your peril, I have never seen anyone fight at the level he has this early on in their career, most of his opponents have winning records. Most prospects would not dip their toe in this early.”


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