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Tommy Coyle's Not Done Yet! ReadyFor US Debut

Commonwealth Lightweight champ to campaign at 140 pounds

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

The career of Hull lightweight, Tommy Coyle has been something of an emotional rollercoaster. The loveable family man has amassed a career of 24 wins, 4 losses with 12 of his wins coming by way off knockout. 

'Boom Booms' run of hit and miss has not stopped him from becoming something of a fan favourite, and after coming up short in attempts in big fights to claim major honours against Derry Matthews, Luke Campbell and Tyrone Nurse. The British boxing public was overjoyed when Coyle, who does an enormous amount of charitable work through his own Tommy Coyle Foundation finally claimed the Commonwealth Lightweight Championship against his friend, Sean 'Masher' Dodd (15-2-1, 9KO) at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on the undercard of Amir Khan's return to the professional boxing ring. 

For Coyle, winning that title was his world title win. And, through his own words speculation had mounted that he was about to walk about away from a sport that he clearly loves so much.

But, after months of deliberation, Tommy Coyle took to social media to tell his followers. "Back training with a purpose having decided I am gonna fight again and go for broke. (Promoter) Eddie Hearn has promised to deliver me a big fight Stateside as apart of boxing's biggest ever deal. Fair play to him, he's always been bang on with me. Excited!"

The deal in which Coyle is referring to is that of Matchroom's deal with DAZN. Hearn had said himself that it wasn't just about acquiring new talent and that he would use his pool of homegrown talent in an attempt to give them worldwide exposure.

Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Coyle said: “I’m so excited about seeing how far I can go and getting a chance in America.

“I want to go for broke now and reach for the stars. You’ve got to set lofty goals in life and try your hardest to reach them. I’m not going to be boxing forever. I’ll give this another 12 months or so but let’s see how far I can go.”

It is thought Coyle will relinquish his newly won Commonwealth strap in an attempt to move to the 140-pound division. 

IntuBoxing wishes you the very best Tommy!!