Were looking at some of the top prospects in boxing at the moment. Not just young boxer’s that are 18-21 years old, but prospects who at any age are starting out and who have the potential to really do something in the sport, and who have already shown glimpses of what they can do.
- Details – Paul “Hylo” Hyland Jnr / Age 26 / Height – 5′ 7″
- Record – 16-0 (6 Ko’s)
- Division – Lightweight
- Next scheduled fight – Oct 7th, Europa hotel, Belfast
This week were looking at Belfast Lightweight Paul Hyland Jnr. In his recent outing in Belfast last week, he stopped the talented Adam Dingsdale in the first round, in what was thought to be an even match up.
Paul so far has shown a great variety in his style. He can box and jab when he needs to, but its when he’s on the attack he really comes alive. He really wings in those hooks, and mixes it so well with head and body shots. And he know how to finish the fight when he sees his opponent in trouble.
Whats also noticeable, is that in his last 6 fights when he’s stepped up a level he’s managed to stop 4 of his opponents. Including Dingsdale and the undefeated Karoly Gallovich, while also beating the capable Peter Cope on points.
Looking domestically at the lightweight rankings, I would favor him against anyone outside the top 3 of – Crolla, Flanagan, Campbell. I think at this stage he could be matched against Robbie Barrett, Sean Dodd, Joe Murray and a potential match-up with Scott Cardle could really be one to watch and definitely winnable for Hyland Jnr. I think Cardle has shown signs of fading late on in fights when the pressure is put on him. Something Hyland Jnr is capable of exploiting.
A potential fight in Belfast in October looks to be on the cards for his next outing, and under the guidance of Mark Dunlop in MHD Promotions he looks to be in good hands.