|Patrick Hyland's incredible boxing journey continues
By Media Report (August 20, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (August 20, 2012) - The incredible boxing journey for undefeated featherweight prospect Patrick "The Punisher" Hyland (27-0, 12 KOs)continues after his recent victory by eight-round
unanimous decision (79-70, 79-71, 79-71) overdangerous Dominican Carlos "El Flaco" Fulgencio (19-8-1, 12 KOs)at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, New York.
enjoyed the fight and was sharp," Dublin-native Hyland said about his
fight with Fulgencio. "I dropped him at the end of the first and caught
him again in the second. I didn't want to punch myself out, so I eased
up and boxed the rest of the fight. My previous fight only lasted four
rounds and I needed the rounds. He came to beat me and kept coming
forward. We went toe-to-toe and he caught me with a few shots. He tested
my chin. I'll be back in the gym later this week and want to be
fighting again by the beginning of November, hopefully, in a 10 or 12
has been following his dream to become world champion that developed
when he was an amateur in Dublin. He and his brothers, middleweight Edward 16-2, 6 KOs) and super bantamweight Paul (21-2, 6 KOs), moved to Essex, England at the beginning of Patrick's
pro career. The Hylands didn't get the opportunities there that they
expected and 1 ½ years later they were released from their promotional
contracts. With their father Patrick, Sr. as head
trainer, like he was in the amateurs, the fighting Hyland brothers
crossed the Atlantic Ocean to fight a few times in the United States.
They went back and forth between Ireland and America until they hooked
up with Final Round Promotions/Team Snooki Boxing, which includes television reality star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, for a fight this past January in Atlantic City.
made a decision to move alone to the U.S., not to cities like New York
City or Boston like some of his Irish prizefighting predecessors, but to
Marlboro, New York in Hudson Valley. Hyland has been working with
two-time world champion Tracy Harris Patterson, son of former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, and Patrick's father works his corner as an assistant coach.
tested the US market and I enjoyed it here with higher-caliber
fighters," Hyland explained. "I jumped at the offer to come here to
fight. Now, I'm used to living in America. I had to get use to driving
on the opposite side of the road. I never saw woodchucks or coyotes
before, but I've accustomed to living here, and I'm enjoying myself."
28-year-old Hyland is the World Boxing Federation ("WBF") featherweight
champion. He is rated No. 4 by the North American Boxing Organization
("NABO") and United States Boxing Association (USBA), as well as No. 5
by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF).
27 consecutive victories to start his professional career, Hyland
already holds that record for a Republic of Ireland fighter (the
All-Ireland record of 30 is held by little known Northern Ireland
fighter Billy Adamson, 1950-52).
active boxers have longer winning streaks (not unbeaten with draws) to
start their professional careers than Hyland, including 43-0, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.; 36-0, David Rodriguez; 33-0, Mike Alvarado; 32-0, Vanes Martirosyan, Roman Gonzalez; 31, Denis Boytsov; 30, Ajose Olusegun; 29, Timothy Bradley; 28, Kell Brock, Mickey Garcia.
has proven his dedication to winning a world championship by moving
without his family halfway around the world," Final Round
Promotions/Team Snooki Boxing Vice President Mike Pascale added. "That took a lot of guts. We're committed to doing everything in our power to help position him to reach his dream"
is proud of Team Ireland's recent performance at the Olympic Games, as
he prepares for a regional title fight and, if everything goes according
to plan, a world title shot in 2014.
were fantastic," Hyland spoke about the Irish Olympic boxers. "I'm so
proud of them. Our superstar, Katie Taylor, I know and she's the best in
want to keep fighting often because that's where you learn. I listen to
my team and fight anybody they put in the ring with me. If I had a
choice, I'd like to fight (IBF featherweight champion) Billy Dib (35-1, 21 KOs). He beat me in Australia when we were amateurs, so
there's a history between us. He's world champion and I'd like a crack
About Final Round Promotions: A full-service boxing and MMA promotional company, Final Round
Promotions is based in Poughkeepsie, New York and operated by Mike
Pascale and Brian Burke.
About Team Snooki Boxing: Founded by one of the stars of MTV's reality show, Jersey Shore, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, and her father, Andy Polizzi.
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