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Ray Moylette reveals Christian Uruzquieta Homecoming Homework

Ray Moylette [11(4)-0] warns that the homecoming and television aspect of his fight this Friday night are not the only things that make it a massive bout.

The Mayo man brings boxing back to TV this Friday night and fights at home at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, creating a huge occasion for the county and for Irish boxing in general.

However, the lightweight prospect claims his fight is bigger and more important than the night itself.

‘Sugar Ray’ knows victory in a WBC rankings title fight can secure him a ranking and set up a big 2019 in the process, but remains adamant to achieve that goal he has to pass the toughest test of his career.

“This is definitley the toughest fight of my career,” he told Irish-boxing.com when asked about Mexican opponent Christian Uruzquieta [17(6)-4(1)-1].

“I have never watched footage of any fighter before. You watch bits and pieces but this is so important I am studying him,” he adds explaining he has done his pre-test preparation.

“I have watched him when you’re trying to come down the weight you do a lot of stationary bike work and you get a chance to study then. That fat burner is my study class. I have to say watching him keeps me motivated during those long and boring second sessions. I know it’s a tough fight.”

Upon studying the 28-year-old Mexican, who has told Irish-Boxing.com he is coming to Mayo to change his career, Moylette has discovered he faces a fighter with a similar approach to himself.

READ: Christian Uruzquieta warns Ray Moylette

The Islandeady native knows the Mexican will bring the heat to the West on a cold December night, but the fiery home fighter thinks he is the superior boxer and will take charge in the latter rounds.

“He is very similar to myself. He is flashy and has a good style, but he likes to throw single shots and he keeps coming forward. I don’t think he has the power I possess, now, saying that, I haven’t been hit by him yet.”

“I also don’t think he is as fast or explosive. He will definitely being there for the latter rounds. I don’t think there is any point trying to jump in and take him out of there.”

“I won’t have to look for him all night he will come forward and be there to be hit, so I need to show my skill. I have skills from my amateur days and I didn’t come down in the last shower. I need to show what I can do.”

“I think it will be a dog fight early but I think as the rounds progress I will get to grips with the fight and my skill will tell.”


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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com