Khan vs Lo Greco: Tommy Coyle describes Commonwealth title fight against Sean Dodd as his 'relaunch'
Last Updated: 18/04/18 5:01pm
Tommy Coyle believes his Commonwealth Lightweight title challenge against Sean Dodd will be his “relaunch", fourteen months after his last fight.
The 28-year-old, who last fought against Tyrone Nurse in February 2017, has unfinished business with the Commonwealth belt after he was knocked out by Derry Mathews in 2013 but is adamant he is destined for success at the Echo Arena on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
Coyle's clash with Dodd is part of a huge night of action on Merseyside as Amir Khan returns to action for the first time in nearly two years, and first fight in the UK for almost five years, against outspoken Canadian Phil Lo Greco.
"I think that this is the relaunch of me and I'll have that title around my waist"
"It's written in the stars that I win this title," said Coyle. "I think that this is the relaunch of me and I'll have that title around my waist.
"It'll come full-circle for me. When you look at the big fights I've had they're all on my logbook of experience making me the fighter that I am today. I really do feel that I am going to get rid of him in there.
"I've fallen in love with the game again. Normally I'm very nervous, anxious and quiet as the camp comes to an end, because I don't want to lose. For the first time in a long time I feel super-confident. Timing is everything, I really think that this fight is made for me."
Coyle, who has trained with Jamie Moore, expects a tough bout against the "awkward" Commonwealth holder and is ready to impress his front-foot style in the ring.
"I feel super sharp and well up for it. It's a top fight. He's the champion, he's a proud man and I'm going to his backyard," he added.
Sky Live: Khan's British homecoming
Amir Khan will make his long-awaited British comeback, five years since he last fought in the UK, this Saturday in Liverpool live on Sky Sports.
"It's going to be a great fight but the pictures after the fight will be even better. We'll have a sit-down, a bite to eat and a couple of drinks, because that's what it's about.
"'Masher' can fight, he can box, he's awkward, but I've got too much for him and I think that I'll overwhelm him. I will press and press and press, and I am comfortable with that style of fighting.
"It's the same dance just a different partner, I'm looking forward to it and ready to be champion again."
Natasha Jonas fights Taoussy L'Hadji for her first pro title with the WBA International Super-Featherweight strap on the line while former British and European welterweight champion Sam Eggington begins life at super-welterweight.
Rio Olympian Anthony Fowler will also box in front of his hometown fans for the second time as a pro on a packed undercard.
Watch Khan vs Lo Greco from Liverpool, live on Saturday, April 21, on Sky Sports Main Event & Action, from 7.00pm.