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Hillerby has sights set on Belfast bow

Joe Hillerby is hoping to have his first fight in Belfast after chalking up the second win of his career on Saturday night at the York Hall Bethnel Green.



The Sandy Row light-middleweight gave a solid performance in his four-round points victory over Lincolnshire's Ryan Clark and manager Graham Earl has been impressed with the start he has made to life in the paid ranks.

“I'm very pleased with the work ethic and the mental strength that Joe has. He's working very hard and for his second fight Clark was no pushover, but he did a very good job,” said former World title challenger Earl.

“I'm hoping that he will be out again in March, I want to keep him busy and we'll have a date and a venue sorted very soon hopefully.”

Earl has also signed up fellow Belfast-man Marc Morris and Mark Ginley who are looking to make their debuts on the same show in March.

Meanwhile, Jamie McDonnell retained his European bantamweight title on points after a defeating Belgium's Stephane Jamoye on Saturday, while Norwich's Danny McIntosh knocked out Thierry Karl to win the European light-heavy title.

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