Pauly Upton says he will dedicate the Irish title to a special someone should he defeat Terry Maughan in Northampton this Saturday night. The unbeaten super-welterweight’s grandfather, Liam ‘Gills’ Upton was a leading amateur for the Emerald Isle during the 1950s and ‘60s and Pauly says he’ll give his all to make him proud. He is looking forward to boxing in…
Pauly Upton Looking Forward To Boxing In Ireland Again
Pauly Upton intends on winning the Irish title this month before then returning back to Ireland with the title to defend it.
The 27-year-old super-welterweight, like his brothers Sonny and Anthony, is fiercely proud of his Irish heritage and spent much of his decorated amateur career across the water.
However, he is yet to fight in Ireland as a professional and wants to put that right after getting past Terry Maughan on April 23. Upton said ahead of his top-of-the-bill scrap on Hatton Promotions’ ‘St George’s Day Clash at The Deco, in Northampton:
“We’re all proud of our Irish roots so it will be great to win the Irish title. I won the Irish championships as an amateur and that was a big deal for me. So it will be an honour to hold the belt as a professional.”
“I’ve never boxed in Ireland as a pro yet and I definitely want that to happen sooner rather than later. I spent a lot of my amateur career over there so it would be nice to fight back there this year.”
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