Campbell obliterates Coyle; Rose, Burns, Whyte all victorious

whyte5By Scott Gilfoid: In a horribly one-sided fight, #15 WBC lightweight fringe contender Luke Campbell (12-0, 10 KOs) stayed unbeaten in defeated #7 IBF, #14 WBC Tommy Coyle (21-3, 10 KOs) by a 10th round stoppage on Saturday night at the Craven Park Stadium, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Campbell was really bellyaching to the referee about being roughed up by Coyle.

It looked really bad to see Campbell complaining to the referee. It made him look like a privileged fighter looking to get help from the referee. I’m not sure what Campbell was expecting the referee to do. Did he want him to make it more like an amateur fight? Campbell needs to realize that is the pros. He can’t be crying to the referee each time one of his opponents roughs him up. What was interesting is that Campbell was nailing Coyle with rabbit punches in some of the clinches. Rabbit shots aren’t legal, but Coyle didn’t complain to the referee like Campbell was doing. He kept a stiff upper lip and took the illegal rabbit shots from Campbell without stopping the action to make a major production about it.

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Campbell-Coyle, Rose-Jones 2, Whyte-Costa-Junior & Burns-Ofotsu tonight

campbell5By Scott Gilfoid: In a card loaded with mismatches from top to bottom, #15 WBC lightweight contender Luke Campbell (11-0, 9 KOs) will be facing #7 IBF, #14 WBC Tommy Coyle (21-2, 10 KOs) in the feature bout tonight at the Craven Park Stadium in Hull, UK. Just why the 27-year-old Campbell is still facing domestic level opposition like the 25-year-old Coyle at this point in his career is unclear.

I mean, Campbell is a gold medal winner from the 2012 London, Olympics. Yeah, Campbell was involved in some controversial fights where appeared to lose in the eyes of some fans, but he really should have already stepped it up well before this point.

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Luke Campbell Wants To Get The Job Done Versus Coyle

By Adam Beechers: 2012 Olympics gold medalist Luke Campbell 11(9)-0 is used to achieving success in his career and has made it clear he is happy with the slow progress. Campbell, 27, turned professional in 2013 after glittering amateur career which including golds at the a fore mentioned 2012 Olympics, the 2008 European championships and a silver at the 2011 World Amateur championships.

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Boxing preview for Rumble on the Humber – August 1st

Omar Figueroa vs Ricky BurnsBy Gav Duthie: The city of Hull plays host to their biggest ever boxing spectacle as two local lightweights Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle lock horns. The event also boasts a good undercard full of boxers with varying agendas – the revenge of Brian Rose on Carson Jones, the latest comeback of two time world champ Ricky Burns and the profile building of heavyweight prospect Dillian Whyte. Here is my take on the fights with predictions.

Luke Campbell 11-0 v Tommy Coyle 21-2

Many fight fans are asking when Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua is going to step up in class. Fellow gold medalist Luke Campbell is definitely being handed a tougher assignment than any Joshua has received in fellow Hull boxer and stablemate Tommy Coyle.

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Mitchell thinks Katsidis could stop Coyle

katsidis223By Scott Gilfoid: Kevin Mitchell, one of Michael Katsidis’ former knockout victims, thinks the 34-year-old Katsidis could knockout the 25-year-old Tommy Coyle (19-2, 8 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night at the Hull Arena, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Mitchell notes that Coyle likes to stand in front of his opponents slugging it out. If he tries that tactic with Katsidis on Saturday night, then Mitchell thinks Katsidis will blast Coyle to smithereens in short order in 4-5 rounds.

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Michael Katsidis vs. Tommy Coyle on October 25th

katsidis223By Scott Gilfoid: Michael Katsidis (30-6, 24 KOs) will be taking a step up in competition in facing Tommy Coyle (19-2, 8 KOs) in a 12 round bout on October 25th at the Hull Arena, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The 34-year-old Katsidis has won third fights against lower level opposition since he started his comeback earlier this year. Katsidis will have his IBF International lightweight strap on the line for the fight.

Katsidis was out of the ring for 2 years after retiring. He made his comeback in defeating Eddy Comaro earlier this year by a 3rd round TKO. In his last fight, Katsidis defeated Graham Early by a 12 round unanimous decision last July.

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Campbell and Coyle thrill the Hull fans

By Rachel Aylett: It was two out of three for the local fighters in Hull on Saturday night, as both lightweights Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle scored impressive victories. The unsuccessful local was Samir Mouniemne, who failed in his attempt at the vacant Commonwealth featherweight title against Yorkshire rival Josh Warrington.

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