Ray Moylette [2(0)-0] will have his third pro fight tomorrow night in Boston, kicking off a busy period of three fights six weeks.
The first two of these take place Stateside in four rounders on Murphys Boxing cards before a step up to six in what will be his Irish homecoming next month in Dublin.
His fight at the Plainridge Casino in Plainville is an American return for Moylette. Back on St Partick’s Weekend at the House of Blues in Boston, the Mayo star dazzled against Matt Probin, arguably stealing the show.
The points win certainly impressed all those at Murphys Boxing who have brought him back immediately for two more dates to further test him.
Moylette, who is moving down lightweight, explained to Irish-Boxing.com that “they were very impressed with me on the East Coast last time so now they are really putting me to the test to see if I’m the real deal.”
“I have no doubt in my mind I’ll step up to the challenge and impress again. I’m ready to make an impact on the East Coast.”
“There is a massive Irish contingent and real boxing fans living and working over there. The word is already out about me after my last fight when I put on a great display and stepped up in weight which would be two weight divisions now as I move down.”
“I got a great reception in Boston off Ken Casey and his crew and I really think I can make a huge impact over there.”
Tomorrow Moylette will face the seemingly gentle test of Oscar Diaz [0-11(7)], however the frequency of his fights and the unpredictable nature of boxing means that he will not be taking this U.S. leg lightly.
The 2011 European gold medalist admitted that “I don’t want to dwell on the Irish fight date yet. I have a tough task ahead of me in Boston before I can even get psyched up. I’m fighting twice in seven days at a new weight in a different time zone.”
While he is wholly focused on his two upcoming fights, the spectre of the Irish homecoming does however loom large, especially considering the Islandeady man’s ticket-selling prowess.
Moylette outlined how “I always had massive support when I boxed there [The National Stadium] in the past and I’m extremely grateful for that – but I think this is going to be even bigger.”
“I’ve had such interest already in my career and I’m only warming up. I can’t and don’t expect people to travel abroad for my fights as I know it’s not easy task. As of now most of my fights are scheduled for abroad for this year, so I know people are looking forward to seeing me in action at home.”
“I’ve had massive interest in tickets already so I’m expecting something crazy for the National Stadium in terms of numbers. I will be ready to put on a show and make a real name for myself in front of the people who gave me the opportunity to chase my dream.”
“The show on June 24th will be my first professional fight on Irish soil and what better way to make the step up to six rounds than in front of your home crowd.”
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