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Tommy Coyle Announces Retirement From Boxing

Tommy Coyle has announced his retirement from boxing.

The 30-year-old has been out of the ring since losing to Chris Algieri at Madison Square Garden last June.

Coyle, from Hull, had hoped to fight just once more after retiring in his clash against Algieri, for the WBO International super-lightweight title, on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s shock WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight title defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.

But an eye injury which has kept him out the ring for the past seven months has ultimately has denied Coyle the swansong he’d hoped for.

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And the former Commonwealth lightweight champion, who also challenged for the British title up at 10-stone while winning IBF International, WBC International and Central Area titles along the way, emotionally confirmed his decision in an exclusive interview.

“I’ve decided with my family, my trainers [Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis] and my manager [Steve Wood] that it’s time to call it a day,” Coyle told the TKO Podcast with Carl Frampton and Chris Lloyd in an interview that can be watched at http://bit.ly/2RBs3rL. “I’ve had a phenomenal career, exceeded my potential and achieved more than I thought I would. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d end up fighting at Madison Square Garden.

“The past six months have been tough, dark and horrible and I don’t want to retire,” admits Coyle, who leaves the ring with a record of 25-5 with 12 quick, “because I love fighting, being in camp with the lads, the physicality of getting in there and having it.

“I look over my shoulder and I’m content, I’m happy with my career, but it’s time to call it a day. I always said that I wanted to get out of the game with all my faculties intact and I’m going to stick to my promise and that’s what I’m going to do.

“I’ve achieved my mountain top, I’m not a world champion, but I’ve had a right good go, I’ve made some top memories and I’ve proper loved it.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BigZ44 on 01-28-2020

Best of luck in retirement to this man. Was a great British level fighter and rose even a bit above. His fight with Brizuela is one of the best of the past 20 years. Epic, epic fight. Man was always…

Comment by sledgehammer17 on 01-28-2020

Good luck Tommy, all the best.

Comment by JuanSkinner on 01-28-2020

Cheers Tommy. Some great fights thru the years

Comment by Gideon lock on 01-28-2020

Wish you all the best in retirement Tommy, top man! A lot of you might not know but he does alot for the community he lives in. He set up a boxing gym where he lets local disadvantaged youths train…

Comment by Chrismart on 01-28-2020

He always left his all in the ring, and took part in some real fun fights. Happy retirement.

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