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Paul Hyland Jnr praises opponent Maxi Hughes but promises he'll be taking British lightweight title back to Belfast

Published On Friday, March 19, 2021By British Boxing News

Paul Hyland Jnr: I'm taking the British title home with me!

Paul Hyland Jnr has vowed that he will be taking the British lightweight title with him back to Belfast when he faces Maxi Hughes on tonight's massive #MTKFightNight.

Hyland Jnr (20-2, 7 KOs) and Hughes (22-5-2, 4 KOs) collide for the vacant belt at the University of Bolton Stadium this evening, live on IFL TV.

Originally Hyland Jnr was due to face Liam Walsh for the title before Hughes stepped in, but he insists the change of opponent won't be a problem.

Hyland Jnr said: "I know Maxi is a talented boxer and very experienced, but I'm really looking forward to this fight. I respect him as an opponent as I do with everyone, but I'm totally ready and will be taking the British title home with me.

"It's not been frustrating having to deal with the opponent change, it was just about adapting to a different style and I'm just excited to get in there and get down to business.

"This camp has been really good. It's the best I've been feeling both physically and mentally coming into any fight in my career, so that is all positive.

"I won't be underestimating Maxi. I know he's always training and has been more over active the last year, so I'm expecting a great 12-rounder."

Elsewhere on tonight's massive event, Lee McGregor challenges Karim Guerfi for his European bantamweight title, Shabaz Masoud goes up against Louis Norman, Jamie Robinson fights Billy Allington, Eryk Apresyan takes on Nathan Bendon, and Sean Duffy squares off with Paul Holt.

Read out Editor's notes on this fight HERE

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