Issue | Premium | Reports | Jun 29 2019

Francesco Patera hits the sweet spot against Paul Hyland Jnr

Francesco Patera’s perfectly placed body shots account for Paul Hyland Jnr
Francesco Patera
Action Images/Craig Brough

PAUL HYLAND JNR’S brave bid to secure European honours ended in defeat as Francesco Patera retained his belt by dropping the challenger four times en route to a sixth-round stoppage triumph.

Competing at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy – the homeland of his parents – Belgian Patera engaged in a furious firefight with Hyland in the opener, as the warring lightweights set a frenetic pace. Both men returned to their corners after three minutes sporting cuts – Patera by his right eye and Hyland on his head.

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