Paul Hyland jnr looking to get back on track in Dublin

Paul Hyland Jr
Paul Hyland Jr

Paul Hyland Jnr returns to the ring on Saturday night when he takes on Mexican Giovanny Martinez at The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

Hyland will be looking to bounce back after losing to Lewis Ritson in his bid to become British champion earlier this year.

And the Belfast lightweight faces Martinez - who has eight wins from his 15 fights to date, including four knockouts.

“You are always in for a tough fight against a Mexican opponent,” Hyland said.

“He’s only been stopped once in those six defeats, so he will be durable.

“I have to make sure I stick to the game plan. I love a good tear-up but I have to box. I think that’s when I am at my most effective.

“So I will listen to my corner and stick to the game plan they give me.”

“I didn’t dwell on the defeat in Newcastle. Ritson is a very talented guy, someone who will go on to challenge for a world title.

“I took it on the chin and have moved on.”