Ray Moylette to make Mayo homecoming for first title fight


The most crucial fight in Ray Moylette‘s career to date will play out in front of a passionate Mayo home support.

Having ditched the vest in 2017 the European gold medallist has done his learning on the road with his 11 consecutive pro wins coming in the UK, Dublin, and on the East Coast of America.

Now, on Friday December 7th, Moylette will finally have his homecoming at The Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

The Islandeady lightweight will headline the show, which has been heavily rumoured for weeks, and will also make a major step up at the 2,000-seater venue.

Moving up to ten rounds, Moylette will box for a vacant WBC International title, a strap which should garner him a Top 15 world ranking with the WBC if he wins.

The Celtic Warriors Gym man does not yet have a confirmed opponent, with two unnamed names currently in the mix, but will undoubtedly be making a major step up.

The show, promoted by Moylette’s management team, Assassin Boxing, will take place at The Royal Theatre in Castlebar in Mayo and brings boxing back to the west. The atmospheric concert venue, in particular, has a long history with boxing having hosted two Henry Coyle TG4 cards in years gone by and was also the scene of an Ireland v India amateur international earlier this year.

For Moylette, it will offer home comfort ahead of the biggest fight of his pro career thus far.

‘Sugar Ray’ has been one of the busiest pros in Ireland since debuting last March but has not fought since his eight round win over Daniel Sostre in June having seen a September clash with New England light welterweight champion Nick DeLomba fall through due to a minor injury.

The 28-year-old has, however, kept busy since then and has been in Manchester sparring former WBA champion Anthony Crolla ahead of the English fighter’s final eliminator versus Daud Yordan next month.

The WBC International rankings belt was last held by Japanese fighter Hurricane Futa and has previously been used as a platform for eventual WBC champions Dejan Zlaticanin and Miguel Angel Gonzalez. The organisation’s currently world champion is the phenomenal Mikey Garcia but such fights are a long way down the road for Moylette who must first navigate December 7th and get his foot on the ladder.

The card in six weeks time will continue a very busy period for Irish boxing, with ‘Back in Belfast’ taking place on November 17th, ‘Celtic Clash 7’ happening on November 24th, while Carl Frampton’s challenge of IBF champion Josh Warrington in Manchester is set for December 22nd.

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