Coyle Announces Retirement From Boxing
An eye injury has forced British fighter Tommy Coyle to retire. Speaking on the TKO Podcast with Carl Frampton and Chris Lloyd, the 30-year-old stated his career, which started in 2009, has come to and end.
“I’ve decided with my family, my trainers [Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis] and my manager [Steve Wood] that it’s time to call it a day,” Coyle stated, via Boxing Scene. “I’ve had a phenomenal career, exceeded my potential and achieved more than I thought I would. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d end up fighting at Madison Square Garden.
“The past six months have been tough, dark and horrible and I don’t want to retire, because I love fighting, being in camp with the lads, the physicality of getting in there and having it,” Coyle continued.
Starting his career on a thirteen-fight win streak, Coyle (25-5) ends his career as a former Commonwealth Lightweight, IBF International Lightweight and WBC International Silver Lightweight Champion. His last fight was a loss to Chris Algieri inside Madison Square Garden back in June on the Anthony Joshua v. Andy Ruiz Jr. fight card. He lost the bout in the eighth due to a stoppage. Prior to that, he was on a three-fight win streak.
Coyle ends his career 4-3 in his last seven fights. Looking back, however, he doesn’t have any regrets.
“I look over my shoulder and I’m content, I’m happy with my career, but it’s time to call it a day,” Coyle went on to say. “I always said that I wanted to get out of the game with all my faculties intact and I’m going to stick to my promise and that’s what I’m going to do… I’ve achieved my mountain top, I’m not a world champion, but I’ve had a right good go, I’ve made some top memories and I’ve proper loved it.”