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Amateur standout Khalil Coe signs with Matchroom, will debut May 29th

Coe knocked out Rio gold medalist Julio Cesar La Cruz in 2018

One of America’s best amateurs, 24-year-old light heavyweight Khalil Coe, has joined forces with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing ahead of a May 29th pro debut on the Devin Haney-Jorge Linares undercard.

“This is what I’ve been working for and to be able to have Matchroom behind me makes it even better,” said Coe. “I cannot wait to put on a show and give the boxing world what they’ve been waiting for.

“I want to thank Keith Connolly, David McWater and Eddie Hearn for making this possible, and I am excited to start my journey on May 29.”

Coe boasts a 2018 knockout win over Rio gold medalist Julio Cesar La Cruz and also defeated two-time Olympian Mikhail Dauhaliavets the following year, establishing himself as one to watch at 178 pounds. He’d previously intended to compete at the Tokyo Games, but instead joins the likes of Marc Castro, Duke Ragan, and Keyshawn Davis in the pro ranks.

According to the press release, he’ll debut at light heavyweight before ideally working his way down to 168.

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