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Ray Moylette to face former New York champion next

Ray Moylette [10(4)-0] fights in America next weekend in his second eight rounder.

The Mayo lightweight fights on Saturday June 23rd at the Bank of America Pavilion in Gilford and has been handed a solid foe.

Moylette will face Daniel Sostre [13(5)-17(5)-1] over eight rounds in New Hampshire.

Originally born in Puerto Rico, the 34-year-old Caribbean fighter boxes out of the Hudson Valley in Upstate New York.

Sostre has lost eight on the spin and may not have the most attractive of records but looks to be a decent run-out for the extremely active Moylette nonetheless – if not the regional title fight he had hoped for initially.

A former New York welterweight champion – a belt he successfully defended thrice – Sostre has gone the distance with a number of strong fighters over the years and has fought for rankings titles from the major governing bodies against the likes of contenders Gabe Bracero, Derrieck Cuevas, and Ray Robinson.

A game fighter rather than a shelled-up safety-first journeyman, Sostre has caused a couple of upsets in his time including wins over Kenny Galarzla and Chris Gilbert as well as knocking down recent Amir Khan opponent Phil Lo Greco.

Islandeady’s Moylette has stepped up through the levels this year. In March he defeated Salem brawler Matt Doherty in a Boston grudge match before following this up in May with a seventh round knockout of tough Nicaraguan Jorge Moreno.

The 28-year-old Westerner is being built up for a big Mayo homecoming in November with Sostre being the latest step. A solid if unspectacular foe, the American will hold a size advantage over Moylette and should, like Moreno, give him rounds.

‘Sugar Ray’ features on the Murphys Boxing bill alongside his Celtic Warriors team-mate Niall Kennedy who now faces North Carolinan heavyweight Joel Caudle [7(5)-1(0)-1] in a change, and an improvement, from original opponent Mexican Christian Mariscal [9(4)-1(0)]..

Also on the card, which is headlined by a light middleweight clash between Mark DeLuca and Walter Wright, are Amanda Pavone, Brandon Berry, and Cork-Cuban Luis Garcia.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)


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