Opponent named for Paul Hyland Jr’s Dublin debut

Paul Hyland Jr [10(2)-0] has been handed another opponent with a winning record.

The Belfast crowd-favourite fights on the FS Promotions/Ricky Hatton show at the National Stadium on June 25th, and the undefeated lightweight will face Laszlo Fekete [15(10)-10(8)-2] over six rounds.

The 23 year old Hungarian has won both his bouts this year and will be Hyland’s sixth consecutive opponent with a winning record.

However, ‘Blade’ has been chopped down within three rounds on the five occasions he has fought in the UK (including a first round stoppage defeat to Rendall Munroe), and Hylo will be hoping to inflict another early loss on the Hungarian.

The fight in two weeks time will be Hyland’s first professional contest in Dublin and the 25 year old will be looking to impress on a card which features three other lightweights and potential future opponents – Eric Donovan, Ciaran Bates, and Michael Devine.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie