As expected, a pair of entertaining super lightweights will go at it on the June 1st Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. undercard.
CONFIRMED: @ChrisAlgieri and @TommyCoyle89 clash on the #JoshuaRuiz undercard!— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) May 3, 2019
June 1, @TheGarden #AlgieriCoyle pic.twitter.com/gV2qXH7c4J
Algieri (23-3, 8 KO) ended a 31-month retirement last November with a unanimous decision over Angel Hernandez, then followed that up with another UD over Daniel Gonzalez on the January 18th Demetrius Andrade-Artur Akavov DAZN card.
Did you know it’s been nearly five years since he upset Ruslan Provodnikov in Brooklyn? Because I didn’t and now I feel like that one gif from Saving Private Ryan.
Coyle (25-4, 12 KO), who’ll give up three inches of height to Algieri, is on a three-win streak of his own, including an upset TKO of Sean Dodd to claim the Commonwealth lightweight title.
This makes three confirmed undercard fights, joining Katie Taylor vs. Delfine Persoon and Kal Yafai vs. Norbelto Jimenez. Callum Smith, Joshua Buatsi, Josh Kelly, and others have been linked to the card but do not have opponents.