Paul Hyland Jnr got another solid six rounds under his belt at the Devenish Complex recently and now the Belfast boxer is closing in on an Irish title shot. Paul was thorough and controlled during his 60-54 domination of Yordan Vasilev and admitted his hands were aching post-fight due to the excessive hurt he had piled on poor Yordan.
Mark Dunlop’s ‘Stand and Deliver’ card on February 7 is taking shape, with James Tennyson and Paul Hyland Jnr co-headlining the Devenish Complex event. Tennyson is aiming to solidify a domestic ranking as he closes in on British title honours and will be keen to shake off the ring rust against Simas Volisinas.
Paul Hyland Jnr is stepping up to six rounds on Mark Dunlop’s November 22 card as the 24-year-old steadily moves along his professional learning curve. The popular Belfast boxer is fresh off the back of a resounding 40-35 success over Gloucester’s Andy Harris on the last Devenish show and will now look to stave off the threat of southpaw mover Lewis O’Mara as part of the ‘Back to the Future’ event headlined by Dee Walsh. Speaking after the Harris victory Hyland Jnr was generally pleased with his display and whenever the youngster planted his feet and let the punches go it looked increasingly likely that the usually resolute visitor was close to being removed early.
Paul Hyland Jnr had a tough debut opponent to contend with in the form of Zoltan Horvath on May 10 but the quality lightweight passed his test with flying colours. Not only did Hyland dominate his veteran foe but at times it looked like he might stop the tough Hungarian. That would’ve been quite a feat given that Horvath has only been halted once in 26 contests and that was via a cut.