Ray Moylette expects to outclass Christian Uruzquieta – but admits Mexican has one advantage


Ray Moylette [11(4)-0] plans to show that he is a world class operator when he returns home on December 7th.

The Mayo lightweight faces his toughest test to date for a title that should see him take significant strides toward world level.

Mexican Christian Uruzquieta [17(6)-4(1)-1] is the man Moylette will look to make unwelcome over 10 rounds at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar and the WBC International rankings title will be on the line, thus giving ‘Sugar Ray’ the chance to secure a world ranking with the green belted organisation.

Moylette claims admits the opponent matches the stakes and expects his toughest challenge to date on a show that is rumoured to be broadcast on TV.

However, Moylette believes he is a level above a fighter who told Irish-Boxing.com he was coming to Ireland win.

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“This is a major step up in terms of my opponents to date – however he is still not at my level. I am world class and I will show that on December 7th,” Moylette told Irish-Boxing.com

“There are massive fights down the line for me. I can’t lose composure and I need to keep focused on the job in hand but this will only be the start of things to come,” he continued before analysing his upcoming foe.

“Uruzquieta is a really tough opponent and I wouldn’t have expected anything less from the WBC considering all that’s on the line.”

“The International belt is a prestigious belt in its own right and a real stepping stone to the real deal. I’m delighted I reached the criteria to fight Uruzquieta for this belt.”

While he believes he is a better operator than an opponent that has winning on-the-road experience having fought in Canada numerous times, Moylette does suggest his foe may have one slight advantage going into the clash.

The 28-year-old Mexican has gone the 10 round distance – a points loss to unbeaten Canadian Mathieu Germain – while the most the Mayo man has done is eight.

“He is a really skilful fighter that will come to make his name known. I feel I have a better selection of shots and I am more explosive and powerful in close but he has the upper hand with experience as he has fought championship rounds already.”

“This will be my first time going 10 rounds so, in reality, this is unknown territory.”

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