A delicious Dublin-Derry December domestic dust-up is in the works.
Conlan Boxing CEO Jamie Conlan told Irish-boxing.com he wants to put on a fight between the former world title challenger and the world-ranked middle.
“We are looking to put together a card that is big enough to stand alone without Micheal [Conlan] if needs be. We will have Pody [McCrory] and Sean McComb in exciting progressive fights and possibly a big all-Irish fight on the card too. We are looking at making Luke Keeler versus Connor Coyle,” Conlan told Irish-boxing.com.
It’s a fight that has been muted in recent months, although with a top 10 world ranking and being on the verge of a massive fight, it looked to have an element of high-risk low reward for Team Coyle.
It’s also understood the NABF middleweight champion is very close to confirming a November 4 world title eliminator, so those fight plans may have to change or at least be delayed – but it’s one that has been discussed.
Rumour is the IBO middleweight world title could be on the line if the 160lb fighters meet on a bill, that will include title fights for Padraig McCrory and Sean McComb and could still yet host an intriguing Tyrone McKenna – Lewis Crocker fight.
Ballyfermot’s Keeler, who has name-dropped the Derry fighter as well as Jason Quigley, saw a proposed September 16 comeback cancelled but is rumoured to be ending a three-year sabbatical in late October or early November.