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Tommy Coyle Flattens Michael Katsidis in Two Rounds

By Alexey Sukachev

Hull Arena, Hull - In a battle for the IBF International lightweight title, Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9KOs) picked up the biggest win of his career with a single punch that flattened former world title challenger Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24KOs) in two rounds. Katsidis was taking the fight to Coyle and had the British boxer pinned against the ropes. Coyle landed a left hand counter that knocked Katsidis' senses to the moon, causing him to go down hard on his back. He made it up but he was out on his feet and the referee waved things off.

Katsidis, 34 and fighting for the third time this year after a two-year layoff, looked like he would be hunting Coyle down as a fighter who was still in his best years. But he wasn't. He was sluggish and slow, his punches lost their snap and he couldn't damage even a not-so-cool fighter in Coyle. In the second he has finally trapped the Brit, landed a straight right hand - only to be countered with a massive left counter to go down immediately. He got up at six but was in no condition to continue as the referee waved the contest off.

Coyle inches closer to a domestic war with Luke Campbell and the career of Katsidis may finally be over.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Foreign Soil on 10-26-2014

[QUOTE=Dr Rumack;15051631]Katsidis was all over the shop. His balance was horrendous. Goes without saying but he shouldn't still be fighting. [/QUOTE] Never seen a more stiff and goofy post fight celebration. Had to be someone…

Comment by Beercules on 10-26-2014

:lol1: :lol1: he's so punch drunk he makes me sound sober Hang them up!

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-26-2014

Some1 needs 2 stand up & pull Mike's license...he's absorbed an incredibly large amount of punishment the past couple years...

Comment by Dr Rumack on 10-25-2014

Katsidis was all over the shop. His balance was horrendous. Goes without saying but he shouldn't still be fighting.

Comment by Rostov Papa on 10-25-2014

Damn Kats is beyond shot. I thought he looked beyond shot in the Mensah fight. But his punch resistance is completely gone now. His style is the absolute worst for a boxer once they are shot. I don't know what's…

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