JUNE 17 by Jonny Stapleton
Fans favourite Eddie Hyland has given up Eddie Rockets and got his hunger back for the
The eldest of the three champion brothers claims he is back in boxing to win things and has trimmed down in a bid to achieve big.
The Irish super featherweight champion, who has lost 15 kgs since he started training camp, makes a long over due return to the ring at light middleweight in the National Stadium, Dublin on June 25.
And the value for money puncher and serial brawler is delighted to be back in action.
“ I am back doing what I am doing best, throwing digs. I have the buzz back again. I can’t wait to fight and I can’t wait to enter the ring with Stuck In The Middle With You blaring. My weight may have changed but that’s it I still come to fight,” Hyland explained before admitting he would like a shot at a European or Irish title.
I plan to have this fight first and hopefully fight on another show in September. Once I am comfortable at a weight I will fight anyone. People know when I say that its not just talk. I would like an Irish title fight and if the European shot comes along I would jump at it.”
Meanwhile the man backed by Freddie Roach to become a world champion, Dean Byrne will fight fellow undefeated fighter Nasser Al Harbi big Excel show in London on July 9.
Irish Lighting has joined Stephen Ormond and Gary Spike O’Sullivan in Frank Warren’s Irish stable and makes his Warren debut in what should prove to be a difficult fight.
“I’ve heard really good things about Dean, and I’m looking forward to seeing him in action,” said Warren.
“There have been some great Irish fighters over the years, and I know Byrne wants to join the likes of Steve Collins and Barry McGuigan as a world champion. He’s traveled all over the world already, so he’s got a mature head on his shoulders, and I’m sure that will stand him good stead.”
Byrne added: “I can’t wait to fight on July 9. I’ve not boxed since Christmas so I’m feeling fresh, and I’ve got a real hunger for this fight.”