An opponent for Jay Byrne‘s third professional fight has been confirmed.
The Dublin welterweight boxes in his final four-round contest on Saturday February 4th at the Europa Hotel on an MHD Promotions dinner show.
His opponent for the fight in Belfast will be Hungarian Sandor Jozsa [3(1)-1(1)].
The 26 year old debuted last October and scored three quick wins in gym fights. One of these victories came against Alexander Farkas, who himself holds a victory over Gabor Ambrus – Byrne’s first pro opponent. Then, in his first fight outside Hungary, Jozsa was stopped in the opening round by Scot Kieran Smith – however ringside reports from that night question the legality of the bodyshot that finished the job, musing how it seemed to stray low. Perhaps the biggest challenge that Byrne [2(1)-0] will face however is size, with his Magyar opponent being a natural middleweight who will be relatively larger in the ring come fight night.
The fight next month will be the first of two bouts in February for 30 year old Byrne, who will then make the step up to six rounds on the Red Corner Promotions ‘Unfinished Business’ card at the National Stadium on Saturday the 25th.
Also featuring on the card in Belfast in four weeks time will be Feargal McCrory, Joe Fitzpatrick, Ronnie Clark, and headliner Paul Hyland Jr.
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)
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