Tommy Coyle vs Daniel Eduardo Brizuela
In his home town of Hull, Tommy Coyle, trained by friend and role model, a boxer who he had always looked up to, Jamie Moore, takes on tough, dangerous Argentine, Daniel Eduardo Brizuela, defending his IBF international lightweight title for the first time.
Coyle starts on the back foot, nimble, fast, sharp, while Brizuela establishes himself as the aggressor, is patient, but using his ability as a pressure fighter.
After a tentative first round, Brizuela, seems to be edging round 2, before he catches Coyle bang on the chin, dropping him heavily, hurting him.
Coyle gets his boxing together as he sustains his movement, fires sharp straight shots to keep his opponent at distance, being out worked, but landing a couple of eye catching right hands. Brizuela, clearly, has no intention on letting anything slip away, as he uses a solid, regular counter jab, wins the inside battle, and seems to, consistently, inflict more damage on his opponent than vise verse.
It looks likely that the Argentine is in a handy lead after 5 rounds, and in round 6, to say the very least, things don't look up for the home fighter. Brizuela lands murderous body punches, often the ribs, but always solid shots, and in volume, he drops an agonised Coyle to the canvas, twice. Though Coyle, somehow, gets up from both sickening knockdowns, his troubles aren't over yet, as a dangerous, confident Brizuela batters him against the ropes, but there is new hope for the Hull fans, as Coyle withstands everything, and responds with leather of his own to finish the round.
It seems Coyle is right back in the fight in round 7, as he boxes well, out works Brizuela, and finds much accuracy, with hard punches, more can be said for him in round 8, when (though he is deducted a point, quite harshly), he hurts Brizuela, bring his fans to their feet, and turns the tables, sending his opponent down. Coyle looks good in round 9, he hurts Brizuela again, before a far from finished Brizuela flurries back, probably takes the round off Coyle, though a point deduction isn't a good sign for the visitor. Round 10 does is not a good session for Coyle either, as Brizuela outworks, out boxes, and seems to outfight him as well.
In round 11, Brizuela is on the verge of an emphatic win, as he hurts, drops a more than unsteady Tommy Coyle, only for Coyle to not only withstand what is thrown at him, but land a smashing right hand on Brizuela as he comes forward, and drop him, heavily. Brizuela looks gone, absolutely out on his feet, he domiantes Brizuela in these long seconds, and later in the round, he has his opponent dropped, though he also lost a point in this round.
Clearly behind, but on top, Coyle, with determination, takes the fight to his opponent, not looking a far cry away from decking him again, he does just that before long, and though Brizuela rises up to his feet, the referee decides, quite controversially, that the Argentine should not continue, though there are those who disagree with the decision, Coyle, motivated, and with enough in the tank to inflict a beating, had over 100 seconds left to batter an exhausted, brave, tough, leading, but unsteady, vulnerable Brizuela.
It is a phenomenal fight, the fans love it! Tommy Coyle pulls out an incredible victory, from being in disastrous situations, to not only having the heart, the balls to get up off the deck, but also turn the fight around, in an awesome comeback win.
Proud trainer, and warrior, Jamie Moore not only praises his fighter, but says he didn't take, didn't withstand as much pain in the ring as his fighter in this fight.