European boxing champ visits Rathfriland club ahead of contest

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

RATHFRILAND ABC played host to European East/West Lightweight Champion Paul (Hylo) Hyland Jr last Friday night (15 September).

The champion gave junior and senior boxers an insight into his preparation for his upcoming defence of his title.

All the children were in awe of his belt which was passed around everyone, with some of the juniors struggling to hold it up as it was so heavy.

Paul is a good friend of club coach, Davie Mawhinny and had no problem coming up from Belfast, along with his dad Paul Senior making time for all who were there.

Paul will box on Saturday, 21 October in the SSE Arena on the undercard of the Ryan Burnett world title fight.

Paul's fight that night will also be for the vacant Irish Lightweight belt against the tough Dublin lad, Stephen Ormond.

Everyone at the club wishes Paul good luck and hopefully the next time he drops in he will have two belts to show off.

Anyone looking tickets for a great night's boxing can enquire in the club.


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