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Connor Coyle too much for Ramirez


Connor Coyle too much for Ramirez

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Connor Coyle too much for Ramirez

Middleweight prospect Connor Coyle made quick work of Rafael “The Pride of San Diego” Ramirez, stopping him in two rounds on Saturday night at the Viejas Casino and Resort in Alpine, California. Coyle’s fight was the main event of the card that was aired and can be seen on UFC FIGHT PASS.

The amateur standout Coyle (11-0,4 KOs), who was fighting for the second time since being signed to Roy Jones Jr. Promotions stable was the aggressor from the opening bell. This aggression, however, led to him pushing down Ramirez, a former sparring partner of Floyd Mayweather Jr. costing him as referee Raul Caiz, Jr. deducted a point from Coyle in the first round.

Coyle was commanding completely throughout the short match, punishing Ramirez with combinations. During an exchange in the corner, Coyle landed a combination, dropping Ramirez with a right hand to the head. Ramirez’s corner threw in the towel shortly after, prompting referee Caiz, Jr. to stop the bout at 2:08 of the second round.

“I respect him for getting in the ring, but I knew he was looking for a reason not to go on,” said Coyle, after the fight. “I knew how to break him down, jab, and left to the body. It started with a right to the head, behind the ear. From that point on, I had it.”

Coyle, originally from Derry, Northern Ireland and is now residing locally in St. Petersburg, Florida. His family background goes back to Ireland in boxing with a monument dedicated to their unique achievements in Derry. Coyle after this bout is hoping to get back into the ring before the end of the year.

The 39-year-old Ramirez, who resides in the San Diego suburb of Spring Valley, falls to 21-5-2, 4 KOs in what was his first action in the ring for 2019. He was last victorious in his previous contest last November against Alejandro Valladares.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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