WATCH: Paul Hyland Jr fans go mental on bus home with Hylo song

Paul Hyland Jr’s fans nearly took the roof off the National Stadium on Saturday night.

The Belfast lightweight brought a bus-load of supporters with him to ‘The Future’ show and, like how away fans are seen as the real die-hards in football, Team Hylo were some of the most passionate fans we’d ever seen at an Irish boxing event.

As soon as Hyland dispatched of Laszlo Fekete, himself and his fans were back on the bus to head upp the M1 and head out on the town in Belfast.

On this journey home Hyland was serenaded by his supporters, including MHD promotional stable-mate James Tennyson, who have even penned a song for their man.

In case you have trouble deciphering the Belfast accent, the song goes

(to the tune of When Johnny Comes Marching Home)

He might look a skinny f*ck
Hylo! Hylo!
But he will hit you like a truck
Hylo! Hylo!
He doesnt f*ck about since pro
He will put you on the floor
Hylo, Hylo, he will do ya in,

Na na na na na na na na Hylo! Hylo!
Na na na na na na na na Hylo! Hylo!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Hylo, Hylo, he will do ya in,

He has sh*t hair but we don’t care
Hylo! Hylo!
He’ll break you down with a stare
Hylo! Hylo!
And when boxes we all will sing
You better hope the bell goes ding
Hylo, Hylo he will do ya in,

Na na na na na na na na Hylo! Hylo!
Na na na na na na na na Hylo! Hylo!
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Hylo, Hylo, Here we go again,

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie