‘Boom Boom’ Tommy Coyle believes a fight on Anthony Joshua’s New York undercard is “his summit” and has arrived at the right time for the Hull fighter.
The 29-year-old challenges Chris Algieri for his WBO international super-lightweight title with the winner in line for a potential showdown with world champion Maurice Hooker.
Coyle meets the experienced American, who has previously faced Errol Spence Jr, Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday night.
Algieri, who vacated the WBO strap in 2014 to move up in weight for a shot at Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight title, returned to the ring in November after a break of two-and-a-half years.
Speaking to the media Coyle has been quoted as saying “I’m a young lad from a small fishing town in east Hull, fighting at the Mecca where Muhammad Ali fought,” said the former British and Commonwealth champion.
“Through a lot of hard work, sacrifice and perseverance, I have got to my summit. Nobody can take that away from me.
“Without pressure, you don’t get diamonds.
“You don’t win world titles or take Manny Pacquiao 12 rounds without being a great fighter.
“Timing is everything and I’m in a good place mentally and physically.
Watch Tommy Coyle vs Chris Algieri on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 10pm. Book it via your Sky remote or book it online.
By Kenny Leavett.