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Opponent named for Sugar Ray Moylette’s homecoming step up

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Ray Moylette [4(2)-0] will make his Irish debut at the end of the month, and the Mayo lightweight has been presented with a test.

‘Sugar’ Ray makes the move up to six rounds on the Red Corner ‘For Honour and Pride’ show at the National Stadium against South American opposition.

Moylette will box Arnold Martinez [6(1)-2(0)-1] of French Guiana on the June 24th show in Dublin.

It will be Martinez’s first venture outside the domestic scene in his home country and a first fight in just over a year.

In his most recent contest the 28 year old outpointed Damian Lawniczak, debut opponent of Eric Donovan, over six. One bout previously he was held to an eight-round draw with Virgile Degonzaga, who Irish fans may remember for his war with Paul Hyland Jr.

‘La Bomba’ is a clever outside fighter with a good work-rate and will come to win against Moylette.

The Celtic Warriors fighter has had a perfect start to pro life thus far. A debut win in London over tough journeyman Ivan Godor led into a American debut versus the very game Matt Probin, before two first round stoppage wins in a week against Oscar Diaz and Bryan Abraham.

The card next week is headlined by an Irish title double header – Steve Collins Jr v Paddy McDonagh and Luke Keeler v Darren Cruise – alongside appearances from Chris Blaney, Victor Rabei, Allan Phelan, Craig O’Brien, and Thomas Finnegan.

Tickets for the June 24th show cost €40 (general) and €60 (ringside) and are available from the boxers involved.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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