The West of Ireland is gearing itself up for further boxing success next month when Mayo's own Henry "The Western Warrior" Coyle takes on Italy's Elio Cotena for the WBF Light Middleweight title at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Friday, August 12th.
The West has most definitely been awake where the "sweet science" is concerned recently with Mayo having enjoyed huge success in the amateur ranks. Islandeady native Ray Moylette won Gold at the European seniors in Turkey last month to add to the World Junior title he won in Mexico in 2008.
That followed on from Katie Rowland's Bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in April with the Geesala club woman adding to the Silver she won at last years European Juniors.
While both Moylette and Rowland will have next years London Olympics in their sights their professional counterpart Henry Coyle's sole focus is on next month's clash with Cotena as he bids to lift the WBF title. More...