Dylan Moran is hoping to make a significant step up when he returns to the ring on October 6.
The Waterford light middle will upgrade to six rounds for his sixth fight and wants an opponent to reflect the progression.
Indeed, Moran told Irish-boxing.com that a fighter 26 wins from 36 fights has been offered the fight, the 23 year old is hopeful the offer is accepted so he can start to move through the gears while giving the fans a fight they can look forward too.
“For October we’ve made contact with a fighter 26 wins 10 losses just waiting for a reply. I am hoping it comes off. It would be an exciting fight. I’m ready to push on now and start showing people what I’m about. I haven’t got out of first gear yet,” Moran explained.
“It’s my first 6 rounder in and I’m looking forward to it. Them four rounders end too quick. I’m coming to take the guy out of their and put on a show come October.”
One thing stopping the Deise boxer moving through those gears and hitting top speed over the past 24 months been the curse of the cancellation.
Seeing fights fall through isn’t abnormal for a fighter, but it’s something Moran has had to deal with more than most.
Indeed, it got to a point that the young prospect felt so frustrated that he enforced a break upon himself.
“With things not going smoothly shows getting cancelled and so on boxing just become more of a headache than anything. I wasn’t enjoying it so I didn’t look for a fight over the summer. I took some time to myself stayed in the gym ticking over and just let the stress of it die off but I’m ready to go again now.”
Refreshed now and with his head back in the game the Waterford 23 year old is hopeful he can have a period of activity that will enable him to move up the ranks.
“I am back in camp now refreshed and ready to go again. Training is going great and I’m feeling better than ever .
“It’s five fights in now. It’s been a crazy two years you know, I’ve grown loads as a fighter and as a person. It’s had its ups and downs but it’s all experience and I learned from them all there’s nothing I would change .
“Obviously I want to be active for the rest of the year but one thing I’ve learned in this game is don’t plan to far ahead take each fight as it comes and stay ready.”