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U.S. setback for rising Ray Moylette

Having raced to 11-0 in 15 months, Ray Moylette has hit his first pro career speed bump.

With quick fire wins in venues around the world, the Mayo man couldn’t have asked for a better start to pro life.

In a short space of time he had also added a relatively known name in Michael Clark to his record, beaten numerous game fighters, and even settled a grudge with Matt Doherty.

Just when it looked like things couldn’t be going any better, ‘Sugar Ray’ was handed the chance to top his first bill in what looked a competitive contest.

One of Irish boxing’s real characters was recently confirmed to fight USA New England light welterweight champion and noted scalper Nick DeLomba [13(3)-2(1)] over eight rounds on a CES Boxing and Murphys Boxing co-promotion in Connecticut.

However, in what has been the first real hiccup of the Assassin fighter’s career, he has been forced to pull out of the September 14th show at Twin River Casino.

The Islandeady puncher hurt his hand upon returning to training and, as a result, has had to pull out of the high profile clash.

“The fight isn’t going ahead,” a disappointed Moylette told Irish-Boxing.com.

“I took a little break after my last fight. When I came back training I jarred my hand. I wouldn’t have had enough time to get ready.”

Although relatively uncommon for Moylette since he ditched the vest, such occurrences are commonplace for most punching pros.

The Paschal Collins-trained lightweight is back throwing leather and is remains hopeful the fight can be rearranged for a later date.

“It’s a fight I would look forward to in the near future again. I’m back punching again so everything looking positive,” he added.

A new date for Moylette is awaited but it would look to be a decent shout that he appears on the Assassin show in Dublin at the National Basketball Arena on Saturday October 6th.


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