Birmingham’s Delroy “Sweet D” Mitchell is promising an uncomfortable homecoming for Henry Coyle when the two clash in a Light Middleweight 10 rounder at the Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on the Hunky Dorys Fight Night on November 15.
Coyle, the “Western Warrior” from Geesala in County Mayo relocated to Chicago last year to launch his pro career having been Irish Senior Champion as an amateur. He returns to his native county on November 15th for his first professional fight on Irish soil as the chief support to Bernard Dunne who takes on world rated Mexican Eduardo Garcia.
Mitchell though is hoping to make it a night to forget for Mayo fans and spoil the homecoming for Coyle by defeating the local hero. Both men have similar records with Coyle having won all but one of his nine professional outings while Mitchell has eight wins from ten outings.
Coyle should have the edge in power having maintained an incredible 100% knockout ratio so far by halting all eight of his victims inside the distance. “Sweet D” will be hoping his boxing ability can shine through against Coyle. The Birmingham man is trained by former World super middleweight champion Ritchie Woodhall and he also trains alongside current Irish middleweight champ Matthew Macklin.
Macklin says he’s expecting fireworks on November 15. “I think it will be a great fight. I’ve sparred them both and they are both excellent fighters. Henry’s very, very strong and he’ll obviously have great support with the fight being so close to home for him but Dee’s got great boxing ability and he can mix it up too when he needs to. I can’t really pick a winner but it should be a great scrap because they’re both exciting fighters.”
Another intriguing matchup on the card sees Lurgan welterweight Stephen Haughian look to avenge last years controversial IBF Inter Continental title defeat to Italy’s Giamario Grassellini.
Also in action is Galway born welterweight prospect John O’Donnell, as he looks to continue his impressive recent form. Tyrone’s Damian Taggart also features alongside Irish – Canadian lightweight prospect Logan McGuinness while Brendan Ingle’s latest protégé, Steve Barnes makes his pro debut.
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