Vegas headline fight confirmed for Connor Coyle


Connor Coyle will make his RJJ Boxing debut later this month in Las Vegas.

The Florida-based Derry middleweight secured a deal with boxing legend Jones Jr after headlining one of his shows back in February.

Coyle [9(3)-0] dominated Travis Scott over eight rounds at the St Petersburg Coliseum in his first fight back after overcoming Lyme Arthritis and the win, which was shown live on UFC Fight Pass, earned the Foylesider a contract with Jones Jr.

As had been previously listed, Coyle will top another RJJ Boxing card on UFC Fight Pass on Thurday April 25th at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.

Another eight rounder, ‘The Kid’ will face Orlando’s Robert Burwell [8(3)-2(2)]

28-year-old Coyle is currently back over in Florida training under Jim McLoughlin ahead of the fight having made a quick trip home following the impressive Scott win.

He will seek to go 10-0 versus 28-year-old Burwell ahead of a move into big championshp fights.

“It is always exciting to be able to put on professional fights in my hometown, Las Vegas,” RJJ Boxing CEO andCo-founder Keith Veltre said.

“It is an honor for Roy Jones Jr Boxing Promotions to showcase our newest addition to our stable, Connor Coyle, an exciting warrior who brings it all into the ring. He now gets to make his debut under the RJJ banner in the fight capital of the world.”

Also fighting on the card will be Tajik middleweight Merkhrubon Sanginov [7(5)-0], Florida lightweight Antonio Williams [9(4)-0], Texas welter Jerrico Walton [12(7)-0], Miami bantamweight Rosalinda Rodriquez [9(2)-0], and Mexican featherweight Ricardo Lucio Galvan [2(0)-0].

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Jonny Stapleton

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