WBC #15 lightweight contender Luke Campbell (12-0, 10 KOs) totally dominated Tommy Coyle (21-3, 12 KOs) in knocking him down four times en route to scoring a 10th round stoppage tonight at the Craven Park Stadium in Hull, UK. Coyle was hurt with a body shot in the 9th, and then finished off with three knockdowns in the 10th. Coyle continually attacked the bigger and stronger Campbell, but he didn’t have the punching power to worry him.
Saturday night in Hull sees perhaps the highest profile fight of London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell’s fledgling professional career.
Arguably the most talented young fighter in the country, “Cool Hand” (11-0, 9ko) goes into battle against fellow Hull native and former friend Tommy Coyle (21-2, 10ko) in an official WBC lightweight eliminator that most can only see going emphatically the way of the former amateur standout.
Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle have reflected on their bitter exchange of words at yesterday’s press conference in Hull ahead of their official eliminator for the WBC Word Lightweight title at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on August 1, live on Sky Sports.
It’s already being billed as a huge domestic clash that will serve as an official eliminator for WBC champion Jorge Linares’ 135 lb title – and after leaking online earlier in the week, promoter Eddie Hearn this morning dropped the news that London 2012 gold medalist Luke Campbell and hometown rival Tommy Coyle, will indeed headline Matchroom’s “Rumble On The Humber” card from Hull’s Craven Park – with ample support coming in the form of Scotland’s Ricky Burns – (who put in a heroic shift vs Omar Figueroa Jr in Texas recently, when he fights a TBA opponent.)
Tommy Coyle and Martin Gethin go head to head this weekend knowing they both have as much to lose as they have to gain.
The pair meet at the top of Matchroom’s ‘Divide & Conquer’ Bill on Saturday, 7th March at the Hull Ice Arena, live on Sky Sports.
Tommy Coyle says he will beat Luke Campbell MBE in a huge summer showdown – providing he can see off Martin Gethin on Saturday night (March 7) at the Hull Ice Arena, live on Sky Sports.
Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle face tough examinations at the Hull Ice Arena on March 7, live on Sky Sports, before their blockbuster summer showdown can become a reality.
In a night of personal best’s Gavin McDonnell was in no mood to miss out on the fun, outpointing Vusi Malinga in a display of will, determination and no shortage of skill to the delight of the Humberside crowd.