Date: 3rd November 2013 at 10:43am
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On the undercard of the Luke Campbell v Lee Connelly fight last night was an interesting fight involving Tommy Coyle.

Coyle, you might remember, boxed on the promotion that saw Campbell make his professional debut. On that night Coyle was up against the well-respected Derry Matthews and looked on the verge of pulling off a fine win, bossing the fight, until he got caught with a huge punch in the tenth round.

Last night Coyle, on the comeback trail, was up against the Scotsman John Simpson, a durable but ageing fighter.

The early rounds of a decent fight were pretty even. Coyle probably took the first round with his quicker punching but Simpson, having taken the fight at four weeks? notice, put up a better display in the second before being put on the canvas, by a two punch combination, seconds before the bell.

Rounds three and four were more even, with Simpson trying to nullify Coyle?s work by turning the fight into a scrappy affair but as the fight continued, Coyle took rounds five and six before stopping his man in round seven putting Coyle firmly on the comeback trail.