ESPN is reporting that the 35-year-old Algieri is going to be confronting Coyle at a fight which may happen at light-welterweight. Coyle, 29, normally asserts in the light weight division, but he’s been known to progress in weight to get fights at 140, 147 and 154 in the past.
Algieri has won his last two conflicts since that time afterwards being outside of the ring for 2 yrs after his loss to Spence. Algieri, that resides in Huntington, New York, came back to the ring this past year in beating journeyman Angel Hernandez (15-12-2, 9 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision last November. It was a one sided fight with Algieri winning by the dozens 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91.
Back in Algieri’s last fight, he defeated Daniel Gonzalez (17-2-1, 7 KOs) by a10 ound unanimous decision last January. Algieri started well in that fight, but he quickly churns out following the fourth round, and struggled through the remaining rounds of the fight. A lot of boxing fans felt that Gonzalez didn’t deserve a draw or even a decision triumph. Algieri looked tired the entire 2nd half of the fight, since Gonzalez walked down him and buzzed him a few times. It was a boxer which Algieri needs to have managed to control, however his gas tank wasn’t even what it had to be.
Coyle, 29, is arriving in the Algieri match having a three-fight winning streak in beating Ryan Kielczweski, Sean Dodd and Rakeem Noble. Coyle was defeated by Tyrone Nurse by a 12 round unanimous decision in 20-16. Coyle’s best career wins came against Michael Katsidis, Kielczweski, Dodd, John Simpson and Daniel Eduardo Brizuela.
By this moment, the Joshua vs. Miller undercard has a few exceptional fighters on it. Hearn plans on having WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith, welterweight Josh Kelly, junior middle weight Kell Brook, light heavyweight Joshua Buatsi and WBA super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai on the undercard. Yafai is protecting his WBA tite against challenger Norbelto Jimenez. It’s still unclear the other fighters will likely soon be confronting. Hearn is still adding a lot of popular guys, however he’s not saying that who they’re going to face.