01 July 2008 – by Cormac Campbell
Irish light-welterweight star James Moore will be back in action on August 6 with a eight round clash against Lloyd Joseph at BB Kings in Manhattan.
30-year-old Wicklowman Moore, 15-1 (10KO), had looked to be cruising in to world class before an upset points defeat at the hands of Gabriel Rosado, 10-2 (6KO) in June.
35-year-old Lloyd, 12-6-3 (5KO), has mixed in decent company the most notable current IBF light middleweight champion and prospective John Duddy opponent Verno Phillips who KOd the Vigin Islander in five rounds in 2002.
Speaking to Irish-boxing.com Moore said he was eager to get back to winning ways but also has one eye on a homecoming clash at the National Stadium.
Im looking forward to getting back in there, he said.
I would like to fight at home but the opportunity hasn’t came up!
Should such an opportunity present itself, there is one man Moore would love to face.
I would love to fight Henry Coyle in the stadium and it would sell out for sure.
This would reignite the blazing rivalry the two enjoyed as amateurs, which culminated with The Western Warrior defeating Moore in the finals of the 2003 Irish Senior Championships.