Impressive Paul Hyland Jnr is one to watch after Belfast victory

Paul Hyland jnr looks on as Ivans Levickis gets a count from John Lowey
Paul Hyland jnr looks on as Ivans Levickis gets a count from John Lowey

Paul Hyland Jnr went through the gears on Saturday night as he stopped Ivans Levickis in the fourth round of their lightweight clash at the Devenish Complex.

It was an assured performance from Hyland as he boxed his way to an impressive victory in front of his usual noisey and vocal support.

Hyland has improved and progressed greatly since turning professional in 2014.

In his seven fights to date Hyland has improved and that showed on Saturday as he had Levickis down three times from body shots..

There is more to come from the 24-year-old and he enjoyed his victory at the Belfast venue.

“I enjoyed it. He is a tough guy and we went at it, but I knew I was hurting him and the body shots were working a treat. We have been working on those body shots in the gym and they paid off.

“This fight was in memory of Eamonn Magee Jnr and another friend of ours who passed away, Decky Curley. So the win was for them.”

And Hyland’s coach – who is also his father – was pleased with the performance.

“What pleased me most was his discipline. I thought he could have stopped him in the second but the guy cheated him by spitting out his gum shield. Paul has got to keep going until the referee stops him – but he will learn from this fight,” he added.

James Fryers added to his growing reputation by blowing away Serejs Logins in the first round of their super-featherweight clash.

After moving down from lightweight Fryers has more venom in his punches and he is ready to take a big step up in class in the coming months.

Tyrone McKenna made it eight wins out of eight by beating Sylwester Walczak 40-36 on points.

McKenna has all the skills in the world but Walczak was a tough nut to crack, but McKenna was far too good for his opponent.

And Gerard ‘Boom Boom’ Healy saw off Piotr Tomaszek 40-36 on points after an impressive display of switch hitting.