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‘It can still happen’ – Connor Coyle has no Chris Eubank Jr regrets

Connor Coyle [16(7)-0] still believes a fight with Chris Eubank Jr can happen and has no regrets about previously turning down a short-notice bout with the big-name Brit.

Coyle was offered the chance to trade leather with the high-profile son of former world Chris Eubank back in October of last year, but with the offer coming just six days before the proposed fight, he elected against accepting.

Some suggested the Derry fighter wasn’t in a position to turn such a big opportunity down, especially at a time when the pandemic was negatively affecting most boxers’ careers.

However, the middleweight’s team were proven right, as he has since gone on to secure the NABA middleweight title and a top 10 world ranking with the WBA.

‘The Kid’, who fights Silverio Ortiz [37(18)-31(7)] at the Alessi Gym in Tampa, Florida tonight, now has options and can take step ups on his own terms.

Indeed, navigate his way past a durable Mexican tonight and he expects to announce a ‘big’ Uk fight very soon.

However, he still harbours Eubank Jr hopes and would love if he got the chance to fight the English fighter, who next fights Conor Benn in a massively lucrative battle of sons of world champions.

“I don’t have any regrets in not fighting Eubank Jr at the time of the offer as it was only 6 days notice,” he tells Irish-boxing.com.

“It just wasn’t doable. It was impossible for me at that time to take that fight but I feel that fight can still happen. Now that I have my name into that mix it’s possible and when I start to beat these fight high-profile fighters the big fights will just keep coming.”


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