“The perfect record” – Ray Moylette aims to go 10-0 with another test


Ray Moylette [9(3)-0] will hope to hit another milestone in his pro career tomorrow night [Saturday May 26th].

The Mayo lightweight, less than 15 months on from his debut, aims to go 10-0 on a Shamrock Promotions bill at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich. Perhaps every fighter now and then gets inspired by the legendary Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 streak record

Moylette has been matched quite tough in his career thus far, with six of his opponents being good tests – and he faces another tomorrow night.

The Islandeady fighter will take on Nicaraguan Jorge Moreno [9(4)-6(2)-1] in a bout set at just above the light welter limit. The clash is Moylette’s first eight rounder and Moreno looks to be a game foe. Having traded wins and losses in his native land, the Central American is making the common move to Barcelona and will act as an away fighter around Europe.

Moylette expects a test and told Irish-Boxing.com that “he fight is set at two weights above my title weight so it will be no pushover. The extra weight means extra power.”

“He is naturally bigger so I’ll need my wits about me. I’ve fought and sparred bigger guys and I know what’s ahead of me. That old saying ‘the bigger they are, the harder the fall’.”

“I’m expecting Jorge to come on strong in the first few rounds and keeping his distance staying out of reach with his long arms. I’ll have to cut the ring off and bring him into the trenches.”

“I’m versatile enough so if I need to outbox him I will do that too. Packie [Collins] and Martin [Brennan] in the corner will advise me and I’ll implement the plan.”

“This will be a tough fight and as it’s my first eight rounder I’m excited to see tactics coming into place. I’m ready to go the eight rounds but if the opportunity comes to take Moreno out, I’ll jump on him.”

It’s a big Summer for the 2011 European gold medallist who is also set to challenge for a regional title on the U.S. East Coast on June 23rd.

The stepping stones are coming thick and fast and Moylette notes how “10-0 Is a milestone in anyone’s career and I’m really looking forward to reaching it and leaving it behind again in a few weeks.”

“I’m not caught up on the fact of 10 fights 10 wins. I’m training hard the last year and most of my experience that I carry into the ring comes from my sparring sessions. I’m in flying form and enjoying all my spars.”

“Anyone could have a padded record of 10-0 but I want to be the product of a good 10 fights. Some learning fights and other fights where you had to bite down on the gumshield and I think I will have that after Saturday night.”

“The perfect record made up of the perfect fights.”

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

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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