Connor Coyle to face Texas champ in Roy Jones Jr headliner

Connor Coyle will continue his development under boxing legend Roy Jones Jr in August with his toughest test to date.

The Florida-based Derry middleweight secured a deal with Jones Jr after headlining one of his shows back in February and topped another bill In Las Vegas in April.

Both of these RJJ cards played out on UFC Fight Pass and Coyle will return to the platform on Saturday August 24th.

It has been confirmed that the Foylesider will top a card at the Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California.

Stepping up to 10 rounds for the first time, ‘The Kid’ will face tough Texan Raphael Igbowke

The Texas champion won the State belt last year versus Randy Fuentes. A strong southpaw, Igbokwe has lost a pair of fights with Alexis Gaytan this year but still looks to be a dangerous test for Coyle.

29-year-old defeated Robert Burwell last time out and is really stepping up in 2019 following his recovery from Lyme Arthritis.

Based in St Petersburg, Florida, under former Winky Wright trainer Jim McLoughlin, Coyle is receiving a big push from Jones Jr.

The undercard in August will feature Prince Smalls, Juan Jose Barajas, Santiago Dominguez, Marcos Antonio Dominguez, Roberto Meza, Ricardo Valdovinos, and Adrian Gutierrez.


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Joe O'Neill

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