Ray Moylette Homecoming card to be shown LIVE on Irish Terrestrial TV

Ray Moylette‘s massive homecoming card will be shown LIVE on Irish terrestrial television.

Irish-Boxing.com can confirm that Moylette’s WBC International lightweight title fight versus Mexican Christian Uruzquieta at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Friday December 7th will be broadcast live on TG4.

A formal announcement will take place tomorrow for a move which has been heavily rumoured. Indeed, numerous fighters on the bill had advertised that it would be shown on TG4 but a deal was not struck until earlier this week.

Indeed, Islandeady’s Moylette had made a plea for a deal to be worked out and, thankfully, both parties have come to an agreement.

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Moylette’s fight will top the Assassin Promotions card but there will also be extended coverage of the undercard with a three-hour slot, running from 8:30pm to 11:30pm, pencilled in.

The show will be TG4’s second foray into boxing of 2018, with the Irish-language channel having broadcast Ireland’s Last Man Standing back in March to what were said to be very good numbers.

Moylette, of course, featured prominently on this bill, conducting post-fight interviews in the ring while Spike O’Sullivan, who will act as chief support next month, acting as a co-commentator to Seán Bán Breathnach.

The coverage was received extremely well by boxing and more general sports fans alike and, having ended a pro boxing terrestrial TV drought of over six years, the channel will return to the Sweet Science again on December 7th.

The bumper bill is set to feature 15 fights, with Dylan Moran and Roy Sheahan, who won Last Man Standing, looking likely to feature as part of the live broadcast. Luis Garcia, Victor Rabei, and Craig O’Brien, who won the Irish light middleweight belt on the last show, will also have hopes of featuring live, as will Graham McCormack and Jade Karam, while Niall O’Connor, Owen Duffy, Johnny Corcoran, Paddy Nevin, and debutants Ruadhan Farrell and Aaron Gethins will be praying for a live float slot.


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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