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Massive World title fight for Patrick Hyland?

Patrick Hyland has secured a massive World title fight according to the the boxing rumour mill.

Talk early Thursday suggested the Tallaght native had withdrawn from the proposed Clash of the Clans card because he had a massive fight in the pipeline.

This afternoon sources both sides of the Atlantic say the the former WBA Interim World title challenger will challenge for the WBC featherweight championship of the World.

According to speculation Hyland, 32, will fight Gary Russell Jr for the prestigious strap in San Antonio Texas on March 12.

The bout will be the American, whose only defeat was suffered at the gloves of former amateur super star and current WBO champ Vasyl Lomachenko, first defence of a title he knocked out Jhonny Gonzalez to claim back in March of last year.

The fighter, who qualified for the 2008 Olympics but missed the Olympic weigh-in hours after losing consciousness in his Olympic Village dorm room, certainly isn’t the most feared champion at the weight that honour belongs to Lomachenko and the Nicolas Walters, the little man’s GGG.

If he applies what he learnt the last time he frequented World level against Javier Fortuna ‘Pajo’ certainly has a chance and on another positive the bout plays out on a PBC card so the middle of the three boxing Hyland brothers and relatively new father will secure a nice purse.


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