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Ray Moylette passes tough opening test and wins in London

Ray Moylette eased into pro life and registered an impressive debut win in London on Saturday night.

The former European amateur champion easily out pointed Slovakian champion Ivan Godor at the aptly named Connaught Rooms.

Moylette scored a  40-34 debut win against a regular on British shores who is deemed an ‘advanced’ first opponent.

The Slovak has fought and lost to Ahmet Patterson (PTS10, 11th fight), Tyrone Nurse (PTS6, 20th fight), Martin Gethin (PTS10, 24th fight), Maxi Hughes (PTS6, 7th fight), Johnny Garton (PTS8, 9th fight), and Bradley Saunders (TKO3, 4th fight) and Moylette looked more than comfortable against the 60-plus fight veteran.

Moylette looked relaxed in his first ever pro round. He fought behind a solid jab and threw in some timed hooked and upper cuts as he established his dominance early.

The second was again won easy by the Mayo man, much to the delight of his large support, and his lead was extended after the bell as the referee docked Gabor a point for hitting after the round had ended.

Use of the head forced the referee to hand the Slovak a second point deduction as Moylette began to coast to victory in the third and fourth against the game Godor.

A large and vocal support came over from Ireland to watch the clash, but Moylette won’t go overboard celebrating as he will go straight into preparations for his next bout in Massachusetts.

On Saturday March 18th at the House of Blues he will face Matt Probin [2(0)-2(0)], again over four rounds.


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