Blane Hyland will make his bow in the paid code before the year is out.
The southpaw claimed a Junior ABA Championship, a Senior Tri-Nations gold medal and places in two ABA finals as well as selection for Great Britain in the vest and headguard.
Hyland has since turned to the paid code, inking a deal with management supremos MTK Global, and had been set to make his debut at the Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle on Saturday.
But due to unforeseen circumstances, the 24-year-old was withdrawn from the show and will now punch for pay for the first time in his home city of Liverpool on November 15.
Hyland has been confirmed as an addition to an MTK Global-promoted ‘MTK Fight Night’ card at the Eventim Olympia that is set to be topped by the comeback of former WBA ‘regular’ super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding against Tanzania’s Abdallah Paziwapazi.
The card, which is also set to feature former four-time world title challenger Martin Murray, will be screened exclusively live worldwide on iFL TV and in the States on ESPN +, as part of a link-up with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc.
Alex Dickinson, who suffered his maiden defeat in the paid code last time out, losing to Kamil Sokolowski in Leeds back in June, will be back in action and looking to get back to winning ways, while both John Quigley and Ged Carroll –– both of whom featured on the aforementioned card in July –– have been awarded slots alongside former WBA International female super-featherweight champion Natasha Jonas.
Sean Turner makes his long-awaited comeback and James Heneghan and Mikey Hedges will also box alongside former WBO world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan who is set for a busy few weeks after also being slated for action on October 11 at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.