Tommy Coyle expecting war against Michael Katsidis

Tommy Coyle after defeat on July 13, 2013
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British lightweight Tommy Coyle admits that he is expecting a war against Michael Katsidis when they face each other in Hull on Saturday night.

British lightweight Tommy Coyle has revealed that he will consider it "a privilege" to share a ring with Michael Katsidis on Saturday night.

Coyle will be attempting to defend his IBF international title against the Australian, who is known for his aggressive style, and the title holder admits that he is expecting a war from the first bell at the Hull Ice Arena.

The 25-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: "This one has got war written all over it. It's a fantastic fight, it'll be a privilege to share a ring with 'The Great'. I used to be a big fan of his and I still am. I've watched his fights for years.

"When I was offered the fight, I took it straight away. I think all the boxing fans know I like to be involved in exciting fights and I'm sure this one will be another one of them."

Coyle has won 19 of his 21 professional fights, while Katsidis, who is fighting in England for the third time, has 30 victories from 36 contests.

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