Boxing is a performance art and the early part of a young fighter’s career in often spent mastering ringcraft, punch combinations and footwork, elements that bring substance to this artwork.
For Ray Moylette over the next month he will fight three times, backing himself to come through each time, a more mature fighter capable of dealing with unorthodox styles that we will need to overcome if he is to make it to world level.
Ray will fight twice in Boston this month, having developed a fondness for the city when he fought on the Dropkick Murphys card on March 18th, showing the power which has made him such a huge draw in the sport, flooring his opponent in the very first round and then treating him to a masterclass for the remaining rounds with the judges ultimately scoring it unanimously from the man from Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Moylette will fight in two consecutive weeks in Boston, once this coming Saturday (May 13th) at the Plainridge Park Casino and the following Saturday May 20t, both under the banner of Murphys boxing, the brainchild on Dropkick Murphys front man Ken Casey.
‘Sting Ray’ will also appear on the third Red Corner Promotions show – ‘For Honour & Pride’ on Saturday June 24th at the National Stadium in Dublin.
The Mayo born boxer has been training with renowned coach Paschal Collins and has based himself in the Celtic Warrior gym in Dublin. Collins, brother of the notorious Steve Collins, better known for twice defeating Chris Eubank, has been very impressed with the start made by the young boxer.
Ray Moylette said, “Fighting in front of US fans is brilliant, they really know their boxing out there, and the atmosphere from both travelling Irish fans and locals is ideal around fight week.
This is a learning period for me where I hope to show what I can do, while building up my experience in the ring. There’s no substitute for that.
My Irish debut is something I’m really looking forward to also, it will be nice to have a mini homecoming, even at this early stage so let’s hope I can get another win under my belt.”
Kaz Evans, founder of Assassin Promotions said, “We’ve put Ray out in Boston so he can really develop as a fighter and really revel in the atmosphere out there, learning at all times. He’s made an impressive start, now it’s time to kick things on to the next stage.”