Kilmacthomas’ Dylan Moran has signed a three year deal with American Boxing Promoters, Star Boxing. Photo: Inpho.
There was big news coming out of the camp of Kilmacthomas professional boxer, Dylan Moran, over the week with the announcement that the welterweight has put pen to paper on a promotional deal with leading American promotional outfit Star Boxing.
Promoter Joe De Guardia of Star Boxing, has signed Irish welterweight sensation, Dylan Moran on a three year promotional contract.
Head of Star Boxing, Joe De Guardia commented, WIt is great to sign one of the leading names in Irish boxing. Dylan Moran is a fantastic boxer with real pedigree. With a huge Irish connection on the east coast, Dylan has every ingredient to become a star in Ireland and America. I am really looking forward to working with him.”
Star Boxing represent a number of leading names in boxing, including Demetrius Andrade, Chris Algeri, David Papot, Joe Smith Jr and many more.
Dubbed ‘The Real Deal’, Moran made his pro debut back in May 2017, and since has had nine fights, winning all nine in impressive fashion.
A successful amateur, Moran won six county titles, six Munster titles, and national titles. In his teens he made the switch to Kick Boxing, where he won seven national titles, one European title and three world titles. He later made the switch back to boxing, as he turned to the paid ranks in 2017. Still only 24, Moran believes he has what it takes to go all the way to the very top.
Moran, 9-0, had five fights in 2018, including a great win live on TG4 in December, where his TV friendly style was of particular note. He then claimed his ninth pro win last week at the famous York Hall in London.
The undefeated Waterford man will fight on March 9 in New York on the undercard of a double world title bill topping card live on DAZN and Sky Sports.
Moran will have up to six fights in the States in 2019, and plans to fight in Ireland as well this year (hopefully in Waterford) with the emergence of opportunities with Assassin Boxing and TG4.
‘DREAM BECOMING A REALITY’
Assassin Boxing commented: “We are delighted to have got Dylan this opportunity. This is the start of something really special. He has a huge profile here in Ireland and that’s going to continue to grow but now he has the chance to take his career inside the ring to the next level. This time next year you’re going to be talking about Dylan Moran in the same breath as world champions.”
Dylan Moran said: “As a kid, I always dreamed of fighting in America, and being on the biggest cards. Now that dream is going to become a reality. I have had a brilliant career so far with Assassin Boxing, and have had the chance of fighting on TG4, something I hope I will be able to do again. However, this opportunity my team have delivered is truly amazing. To join up with someone like Joe De Guardia who has worked with the very best boxer in The States, it’s all so amazing. To hear the plans that Joe and the guys have for me is unbelievable. No doubt the hard work starts now, and I now know if I continue to dedicate myself, the opportunities are there for me, and I will prove I am one of the best in the world.”