By Jonny Stapleton
Henry Coyle is planning another wild night in the West and hopes to bring boxing back to Connaught in the New Year.
Coyle collected the vacant WBF light-middleweight title stopping opponent Elio Cotena in Castlebar last August and the partisan and passionate Mayo faithful celebrated like he had beaten Floyd Mayweather to become Pound for Pound ring king.
The loyal and vocal locals tested the endurance of Mike Goodhall’s ring as Coyle, the country’s leader Enda Kenny and the whole of Geesala celebrated the Chicago based fighters victory.
With TG4 claiming the arm chair fan was equally excited it seems there is a hungry for boxing in the West and Coyle plans to feed the masses again.
Team Coyle are looking at a February return and hope to run a similar show in Castlebar next year.
“We’ve been in discussions and will be making an announcement early in the new year,” Gerry Coyle, of Geesala BC told Eamon Carr of the Evening Herald.
“We expect he’ll be fighting in February and we hope the bout will be in Ireland. The win in August was a fantastic night and the one we’re working on at present will be bigger if it comes off, but you can never be certain until the ink is dry. We’re ready and willing.”