19 December 2008 – By Cormac Campbell
Despite the fight being on the wish-list of every fight fan in Ireland, James Moore v Henry Coyle is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Following Wicklowman Moore’s defeat at the fast hands of Yuri Foreman last week, many believed a vacant Irish light middleweight title fight with Mayo’s Coyle would be a natural step. Interest in promoting the contest was also expressed by Promoters Brian Peters and Tommy Egan, as well as the Moore camp. But it seems Team Coyle have their sights set on other objectives.
Speaking to irish-boxing.com Henry’s father Gerry said that his Chigago based son would not be altering his 2009 schedule to suit former amateur rival Moore.
“We wish James all the best,” he said over the phone.
“He took a very tough fight and unfortunately it didn’t work out, but he gave it his best shot. But Henry has lots of fish to fry and you can’t cancel your plans just because something else comes up. Henry will be back in action in January in Chigago.”