Paul Hyland serves up a treat at Europa Hotel showdowm

Paul Hyland on  the attack at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night
Paul Hyland on the attack at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night

Paul Hyland jnr served up a feast of boxing at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Saturday night.

Hyland saw off Bence Molnar on points after eight very tough and entertaining rounds in the packed Belfast hotel.

Hyland has now won all eight of his professional fights to date and the Lightweight’s performances are just getting better and better.

Both fighters put in good performances but Hyland deserved to have his hand lifted in victory and he is now looking to fighting in the November 20 in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

“It was good to get the win and stay unbeaten. He was a tough boy but I got the job done.

“Mark Dunlop has kept me busy and things are going well at the minute and I am looking forward to November 20 and fighting at the Waterfront,” he added.

And James Tennyson showed his quality again as he stopped George Gachechiladze in the second r0und of his contest.

Tennyson has real power and he is one watch in the coming months and he is ready for a shot at the British title.

And Tennyson says the future is looking bright.

“It was a good win and I am pleased with the performance. I have a British title eliminator coming up, so things are looking good.

“I just have to keep my head down and keep on winning,” added Tennyson.

James Fryers also clocked up another victory as he beat Yordan Vasilev on points after six rounds.

Fryers mixed his work up well and had Vasilev down in the third round from a body shot.

The Belfasts fighter is one for the future and he has the talent and skills to go a long way in the game if he works hard and keeps hi9s focus.

And Joe Fitzpatrick kept his unbeaten record intact as he saw off Peter Mellar in tshe fourth round.

The Commonwealth Games silver medal winner has all the shots in the book and he is out again in Dublin on November 7.

Meanwhile Eamonn O’Kane lost his IBF middleweight title eliminator fight to Tureano Johnson of the Bahamas on a unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Derry boxer hit the canvas twice in the opening round under a barrage of shots from Johnson.

O’Kane recovered and produced solid second, fifth and sixth rounds but the judges scored the fight 118-108, 117-109, 119-107 to Johnson.

Elsewhere, Matthew Macklin claimed the vacant WBC International light-middleweight title beating Jason Welborn in Birmingham.

The 33-year-old, who admitted afterwards he was still adapting to fighting at light-middleweightclass, claimed a 96-94, 96-94, 97-93 victory.

And Nathan Cleverly suffered a points defeat to Poland’s Andrzej Fonfara in Chicago as his bid to earn a world title fight took a major blow.

The 28-year-old Welshman looked to suffer a broken nose midway through the contest, and the impressive Fonfara took the unanimous verdict of the judges.

The Chicago-based fighter was given the verdict by 115-113 from one judge and by 116-112 from two

The fight, for the WBC International light heavyweight title, was seen by both men as a stepping stone to bigger things, and it remains to be seen where defeat leaves former WBO world champion Cleverly.

Cleverly was smarting after being hit after the bell in the second round but he was on top at that stage.

Yet by the seventh round Cleverly had blood splashed across his face, his nose taking the biggest toll as Fonfara found his range.

Cleverly survived the round, and needed to take the initiative at that stage, but the damage done to his face changed the complexion of the fight, with Fonfara exercising control until the final bell.

Cleverly had gamely battled on and Fonfara afterwards described him as “a warrior” as the Polish fighter, backed by a large following, celebrated his win.

For Cleverly it was a third career loss, all of which have come in his last six fights.

Cleverly was taken to hospital after the fight to deal with the damage inflicted by Fonfara but he is recovering well.