Ray Moylette eyes “epic” homecoming following milestone win


Ray Moylette [10(4)-0] wants to repay his loyal following with victory in a fifty-fifty Irish title fight when he does eventually go home.

Sugar Ray reached the 10-0 milestone and became eligible for the Irish title with a seventh round stoppage victory over Jorge Moreno in Ipswich over the weekend and the victory was noted as another successful step toward a mooted Mayo homecoming.

His first eight rounder, the win over the tough Nicaraguan made Moylette eligible for the Irish title which has not been contested since Cavan’s Andy Murray defeated Oisin Fagan back in 2010.

The nomadic lightweight has only fought in Ireland as a pro once – a six round points win over former BeNeLux champion Innocent Anyanwu in Dublin last Summer – but has not forgotten his roots.

The Islandeady favourite is keen to bring pro backing back to his home county and his management with Assassin are plotting a December return to the West – most likely at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar which hosted an Ireland v India international on Saturday night.

Moylette has to overcome another foe in another American fight date next month, potentially for a regional U.S. title, before he can start to fully focus on any potential Mayo return. Indeed he will most likely have, at least, another fight in England before the proposed Christmas Mayo show.

However, when he does bring a pro card back to the Connacht county he believes it will be “epic” and the 28-year-old wants a fight fitting of the occasion.

“When we do have the homecoming in Mayo and we will before the end of the year. It’s going to be epic. I’m hoping my management can arrange a TV date and an Irish title challenge for me,” Moylette told Irish-Boxing.com.

“I already have some plans pencilled in with local businesses around Castlebar and Westport. So I’m very much on the ground here with organising everything. It will have a real personal touch. You will just have to wait and see how this all unfolds.”

Mayo did play host to some interesting fight nights in the not to distant past with Bernard Dunne and Henry Coyle bringing cards to the West of the country. TG4 are said to be interested in airing any Moylette homecoming and if the flamed-haired fighter, who is quickly transitioning from prospect to contender, is to be believed, they will capture a great atmosphere and a meaningful fight.

“The people of Mayo are very passionate about sport and I’m delighted to represent the people of Mayo when I do fight. As I’m still in the building stage right now it’s all about finding the right path for me.”

“When I come home to fight it will be a fifty-fifty fight where I can prove my worth to all my fans. The building stage will be over and we will be in hot pursuit of titles,” he concluded.

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