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Ray Moylette ready to continue down the fast-track on big Boston bill

A second round knockdown in a fight he went on to win won’t have any effect of Ray Moylette‘s next performance according to the Mayo man himself.

Moylette [6(2)-0] impressively got off the floor to out point Donte Bryant as he opened the DiBella Entertainment card at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut earlier this month that also played host to probably the most impressive Irish heavyweight win since the Martin Rogan defeated Matt Skelton.

However, rather than hinder his development, Moylette believes the battle on the Alexis Santos v Niall Kennedy undercard will serve him well tomorrow night.

‘Sugar Ray’ boxes for the second time in 15 days on the Spike O’Sullivan v Nick Quigley Golden Boy on ESPN undercard at the House of Blues in Boston, taking on former world title challenger Michael Clark over six rounds.

Moylette was keen to fight again quickly after his Bryant battle.

Looking back on the bout ahead of tomorrow’s clash, the Islandeady man told Irish-Boxing.com that Bryant “was the toughest fight of my journey so far. These guys are not journeymen and their records don’t hold any weight in terms of their skill and quality.”

“This guy had all the tricks and had plenty of power to back it up. Not only with the knockdown but I felt his power plenty over the six rounds and I knew I had to be at my best to beat this guy.”

Clark will be Moylette’s seventh fight in just over six months, and notes how he is being fast-tracked with a difference.

In Bryant, Matt Probin, Innocent Anyanwu, and Ivan Godor he has been presented with some tough fights and feels his career will benefit.

Moylette was due to face a tough Puerto Rican in Hector Rivera tomorrow night, but the hurricane season in the Caribbean caused this fight to be shelved.

Instead the Westerner faces the faded Michael Clark [44(18)-17(14)-1]. At this stage of his career the 44 year old should not pose Moylette too many problems.

The Celtic Warriors Gym man is happy with his progression up to this point and stated that “the reason I’m in with such good quality opponents is partly my fault as I want the best fights available to me so I can learn and build a big fanbase over here.”

“That’s the risk I’m taking to get to the top.”

“I’m fast tracking my career but they are putting plenty of tough opponents against me. Murphys Boxing out here are really putting me to the test. It’s great I’m able to step up and prove my worth and I can see plenty more big fights out here in the near future.”

One such future big fight could be Irish-American Matt Doherty [7(4)-3(0)] who he has been involved in some back-and-forths with this week.

Moylette’s fight is part of the non-televised portion of the bill tomorrow – however there are plans for the bout to be streamed via the Murphys Boxing Facebook page.

frayne carpentry


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