The final press conference was emotional to say the least, but it was all smiles come face off time.
There seemed to be no agro between WBC featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr and challenger Patrick Hyland as they squared off for the first time on Wednesday.
Two things stood out for Irish fans however, Russell Jr, who makes his first defence on Saturday.
Firstly the American refused to look Hyland in the eye at the head to head, preferring to fix his gaze into the Jobstown natives chest.
Secondly Hyland’s height and reach advantage looked very apparent as the two squared off.
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