TV networks take notice of Connor Coyle following Florida win


Connor Coyle [6(2)-0] made an impression on Saturday night, a big impression.

The Derry light middleweight boxed in Tampa, Florida on a card at the A La Carte Pavilion which was livestreamed globally via Golden Boy Promotions.

Coyle dropped and outpointed the unbeaten Joshua Maxwell over six round, and the fluid performance has gotten some big players talking.

Already Coyle and his team have been approached to appear on two televised cards in the coming weeks following what was ab impressive win.

Looking back on his performance, the Derry fighter told Irish-Boxing.com that “ee had a game plan to box and move against this southpaw, and that’s what I did.”

“I didn’t get into a brawl with him, we knew my movement would put him off balance and not be able to land many shots.”

“I was happy with my performance, although of course, there’s always flaws in every fight. I’m only at the beginning of my professional career, so I have a lot to learn yet, and I have the improvements to give.”

While it was his second scheduled six rounder, it was ‘The Kid’s’ first time past four rounds. The longer duration was no issue for Coyle who noted that “I was sparring plenty of rounds, so I knew I was fit for six. I could of lasted another six on that night.”

The Fire Fist card was streamed on RingTV.com and this opportunity looks like it may result in further breaks for the Foylesider.

Coyle explained how “I enjoyed to recognition I got from the worldwide streaming, I’ve had a lot of compliments on my performance.”

“ESPN is interested in me boxing on one of their shows, and also PBC on Fox Sports.”

“We haven’t agreed which fight we will take just yet, but I’ve been straight back to the gym since I arrived home, I could be back in action again within 6 weeks.”

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie