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Moylette: ‘I’m a force to be reckoned with’

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Ger Flanagan

SUGAR Ray Moylette says he is now ‘a force to be reckoned with’ after his professional record heightened to a pristine 8-0 in Villa Park, Birmingham last weekend.
The Islandeady lightweight made light work of his Croatian opponent, Luka Leskovic, winning what will be his last six rounder in a unanimous decision 60-55.
‘Sugar Ray’ believes he has the skill set to trouble much bigger fish.
“8-0 is a dominant record and my ranking points have shot up,” he told The Mayo News.
“I’m a force to be reckoned with in the weight. I carry power and I’m a dangerous fighter.
“There’s plenty of boxers there that are busy and super fit, but a puncher always has a chance. I feel I would be a puncher, and I have the skills to trouble anyone. With a bit of power behind you, anything is possible.”
The former World Youth champion revealed he was ‘happy enough’ with his performance against a durable opponent, and although he was disappointed not to get the knockout, he believes the six rounds will stand to him going forward.
Moylette weighed in at 135.5 pounds for the contest, and says the attention is now shifting to bigger bouts, although he is keen to remain patient.
“There will be no more wasted fights, every fight from now on will have a purpose,” he said. “I needed to build up a record to fight for titles, there is a process for everything, but in that process, I have grown my skill set and my record.
“You saw with Conor McGregor recently, they were teaching him the Pythagoras’ Theorem but he couldn’t even add yet.
“So you need to learn the little steps, even though it can become monotonous. But it has to be done.”
Moylette’s next bout is set to take place on November 25 in Nottingham, which will be his last bout of the year and his ninth in nine months.
‘Sugar Ray’ expressed his gratitude to his loyal supporters who travelled to the fight and to his appropriate sponsor, Ryan Structural Steel, Westport.

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