Meet Team Snooki Boxing's World Champion Fighter
Marlboro, NY: World Champion boxer Patrick (The Punisher) Hyland will celebrate his 29th birthday on Sunday. The middle child of 3 brawler, quick-with-a-punch brothers from Ireland resides in Marlboro, NY under the T.L.C. of Team Snooki Boxing in conjunction with Final Round Productions. The Dublin native is something of a national treasure in the Emerald Isle and a rising star in the U.S. - Patrick is rated No. 4 by the North American Boxing Organization ("NABO"). Hyland is now a record breaking 27-0 with 12 career KOs.*
Patrick Hyland (Right)
Mike Pascale -Team Snooki Boxing V.P. - and Brian Burke - Final Rounds Promotion- both with links to the NY State Athletic Commission know talent when they see it. They were observing fighters in Atlantic city when the Hyland brothers - gloves high in pursuit of their professional boxing dreams - caught their eye. The brothers were fresh off the plane, buzzed from a 6-hour time difference and still on top of their game. Burke was instrumental in picking up on their vibe of powerful potential in a line-up of great fighters. Patrick emerged as a front runner and the rest (thanks to an spirited endorsement from Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi) is becoming ultimate sports pop-cross-over history.
Patrick is ego-less with the heart of a champion. He truly loves and is focused on his craft all the while encouraged by his famous fast left hook. He trains at dawn pulling himself out of bed at 5:30am to run a solid 8-12 miles -his Marlboro neighbors often making their presence known with a honk of their horn in show of support as he flies by. He's well liked and well supported by the Hudson Valley having made many new friends while residing in the U.S. over the last year and even enjoying an occasional drink at the Newburgh waterfront. True to his locale he utilizes top-of-the-line gym facilities in Kingston and Poughkeepsie.
His latest win at Sahlen Stadium in Rochester, New York on August 8th has tipped the scales for the feather-weight sending him into world record status. Patrick is training under New Paltz native, two-time world champion Tracy Harris Patterson. He endures a rigorous routine for a concentrated 10 weeks before any fight in order to maintain his weight class in order to weigh-in 10 -15 lbs below his normal size.
Patrick is short on his words, but long on charm telling me, "It feels good (to be where he is)." But, one thing is clear - the idea of winning a World Title weighs heavy on his mind.
I’ll always be remembered in Irish boxing history when people see my record. I’d really like to top it off with a world title. As a fighter, I’m thinking that I need 10 strong weeks of training and I’d be ready to fight anybody in the world, but I realize my management team is preparing me for a world title shot and it takes time.
Team Snooki Boxing is in the process of setting up Patrick's next fight.
We'll keep you posted!
About Final Round Promotions: A full-service boxing and MMA promotional company, Final Round Promotions is based in Poughkeepsie, New York and operated by Mike Pascale and Brian Burke.
About Team Snooki Boxing: Founded by one of the stars of MTV’s reality show, Jersey Shore, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and her father, Andy Polizzi, Team Snooki Boxing promotes Patrick Hyland.