18 November 2009 – By Cormac Campbell
US-based Mayo light-middleweight Henry Coyle will be back in action before Christmas, his father has told irish-boxing.com.
Gerry Coyle was speaking from ringside in Limerick as Andy Lee outpointed Frenchman Affif Belghecham on November 14.
Henry will be returning from a punishing KO3 defeat at the powerful hands of Neil Sinclair in May, but Gerry is adamant that he will have learned lessons from that encounter to emerge a better fighter.
“If you look behind you, you wont get very far,” he said. “You dont go out in the rain without getting wet. He will, of course, come back.
“Sometimes you get hit and thats the way it went. We have our own theory that he lost a bit of weight maybe a little too quick before the fight. But we move on, there is no point in looking back. Hes back, hes in great form and hes training hard.”
Coyle Sr is also hopeful that his son will box in Ireland in the New Year.
“Henry will fight in December in Minnesota. Everything going well we will have another one in the US in January and then hopefully be over here in March time.”
Who the Irish bout will be against is anybodys guess, but speculation that a long overdue grudge match with former amateur rival James Moore could take place is again doing the rounds.
“There has been all kinds of speculation, but nobody knows what will happen,” Coyle said. “We make our own plans and other people make plans and if we meet in the middle so be it.
“Never rule anything in, never rule anything out. We can only look after our own and thats what we are doing.
“If anyone has the money then we have the time.”