Paul Hyland Jr made mandatory challenger for British lightweight title


Paul Hyland Jr [17(6)-0] will eventually get the chance to get his gloves on his man.

The Belfast lightweight has been installed as the mandatory challenger for the British title.

If ‘Hylo’ can get past Floyd Moore at the Europa on April 14th he will then take on the winner of Lewis Ritson’s upcoming defence against Scott Cardle in the Summer.

Hyland put himself into the British reckoning with TV wins over Peter Cope, Adam Dingsdale, and Stephen Ormond in a break out 2017, but his team felt Matchroom were afraid to grant him a shot at Newcastle’s Riston.

However, the BBBofC have ensured Hyland will get his shot at the title and Riston if, as expected, he defeats the Joe Gallagher-trained Cardle by making him mandatory.

Promoter Mark Dunlop, who also recently confirmed James Tennyson will challenge Martin J Ward for the European super featherweight title on the Bellew-Haye undercard, warns Hyland first has to come through Floyd Moore in the Europa next month.

“I am delighted to announce that Paul Hyland Jnr is now the mandatory challenger for the British Lightweight Title, we will look forward to fighting the winner of champion Lewis Ritson V Scotty Cardle by the end of July,” the MHD boss said.

“We really don’t care who it is and I know Hylo will beat either and he is well up for the challenge, Paul is well supported and we will do our best to get the fight in Belfast as he will sell any venue out.”

“First and foremost we will concentrate on defeating Floyd Moore at the Europa Hotel on Saturday 14th April, the perfect fight in preparation for the task bestowed on us by the British Boxing Board of Control.”

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