Coyle blasts out faded Katsidis in two, Campbell and McDonnell win in Hull
Tommy Coyle scored a surprise second round stoppage win over the once world-rated Michael Katsids last night to the delight of his home crowd at Hull Arena.
The 25 year-old put the veteran Aussie down in the second round of the contest and referee Marcus McDonnell had seen enough midway through the session to hand Coyle a standout victory.
Coyle, who isn’t noted as a big puncher, moves on to 20-2 with a ninth knockout, whilst Katsidis, 34, drops to 30-7 and seriously needs to think about hanging up his gloves on the back of an entertaining albeit draining career.
Also on the bill, Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell overcame Daniel Brizuela in five rounds to set-up a summer blockbuster against Coyle on what should be explosive match-up on Saturday night’s viewing.
Campbell, 27, will go into the clash as the favourite due to his credentials as an amateur and into the pro ranks, as the southpaw recorded a seventh early finish from nine victories against the Argentinian.
There was also another triumph for fast-rising super-bantamweight contender Gavin McDonnell who out-scored former world title challenger Vusi Malinga over twelve rounds to pick up a fringe version of the WBO title.
McDonnell has moved swiftly through the ranks since making his debut four years ago at the age of 24 and could be well on his way to joining twin brother Jamie as a world champion in the not too distant future.
Robbie Davies Jnr, Tom Knight, Nathon Smith and Charlie Payton all kept up their respective unbeaten records on the card, whilst super-featherweight Samir Mouneimme and 160lber Connor Seymour both won on points.
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