Pauly Upton plans to land the Irish title this month before taking it ‘home’ to defend on the Emerald Isle.
The 27-year-old super-welterweight, like his brothers Sonny and Anthony, is fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and spent much of his decorated amateur career across the water.
However, he is yet to fight in Ireland as a professional and wants to put that right after getting past Terry Maughan on April 23.
“We’re all proud of our Irish roots so it will be great to win the Irish title,” Upton said ahead of his top-of-the-bill scrap on Hatton Promotions’ ‘St George’s Day Clash at The Deco, in Northampton.
“I won the Irish championships as an amateur and that was a big deal for me. So it will be an honour to hold the belt as a professional.
“I’ve never boxed in Ireland as a pro yet and I definitely want that to happen sooner rather than later. I spent a lot of my amateur career over there so it would be nice to fight back there this year.”
Upton v Maughan tops a quality bill also featuring former amateur stars Zach Parker and Reuben Arrowsmith.
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