“We need to be smart” – Sugar Ray Moylette ready to plan new strategy

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Sometimes it’s the smartest and not the best that reach the top claims Ray Moylette [4(2)-0].

So, after completing phase one of his career, he is set to take time to plot phase two – if he emerges victorious on Rec Corner’s third promotional instalment this coming Saturday.

Moylette has had an almost perfect start to pro life. His clash with Arnold Martinez [6(1)-2(0)-1] will be his fifth since debuting in March, he has fought in Boston and London, giving people abroad a taste of the Sugar Ray, and the Mayo man will now get to show his skills and ticket selling prowess at home.

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but a planned one and after Saturday night’s card, on which the 27 year old isn’t expecting an easy fight, Moylette will take a breath and plot a course for 10-0.

The former European gold medalist is hoping to be as busy in the second half of the year, but will be strategically active rather than rushed.

“This will be my fifth pro fight in four months,” Moylette outlined to Irish-Boxing.com.

“I signed on the dotted line in January and everything has been moving so fast since then.”

“I haven’t taken the foot off the gas for the last 26 weeks with only little time outside here and there. With the advice from my coach Packie I’m going to take a little break for a couple of weeks recharge the batteries and come back to where we left off.”

“We need to be smart, I would have no problem fighting every week if that’s what it took to reach the top but I know we have been fast-tracking as it is and we need to plan the next six months from here.”

“The best boxers don’t always reach the top but the smartest ones do. I know I have great skills but they will only take me so far.”

“I’m learning from the best and following advice from the best. I have no doubt I will be world champion.”

“As we aim for plenty more fights this year we will plan my route to the top, after all goes well Saturday night, please God.”

Moylette was famously critical of one of his recent foes, reacting with disgust as Bryan Abraham retired after a round of a Boston hosted clash last month, but he certainly isn’t expecting Arnold Martinez to lie down on Saturday.

“I’m pretty happy with my opposition for Saturday night,” the Islandeady man stated.

“It’s a nice step up to six rounds and I know Martinez will be coming to win. He is not your average journeyman and he has a pretty good record so I can’t take any risks.”

“I have prepared for this fight the best way possible, I’ve had four pro fights already and they all have had different styles of fighting. So I’m learning the game while building my record. I couldn’t be happier with that.”

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