Former European amateur champion boxer announces he's turning pro

Mayo’s Ray Moylette will not be attempting to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

Ray Moylette at last year's National Elite Championships.
Ray Moylette at last year's National Elite Championships.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

MAYO BOXER RAY Moylette has ended speculation around his future by announcing his decision to turn professional.

The 26-year-old light welterweight announced the decision on social media this morning and he thanked all of the people who have helped him through his amateur career.

“I have taken a new path and I’ve decided to turn pro,” the 2011 European Championships gold medallist wrote.

“I really am humbled and I’m very grateful for all the support over the last number of years through the good times, bad times, victories and losses.

“Thanks to all my family and friends for your contribution and I hope to have your support as we take this next step together.”

Moylette failed to qualify for this year’s Olympics having fallen to a defeat against Hovhannes Backrov of Armenia in the quarter-finals of the Rio qualifier in Venezuela.

And he has now decided the say goodbye to the amateur game, ruling out a tilt at qualification for Tokyo 2020.

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