Algieri vs. Coyle Final Press Conference Quotes
CHRIS ALGIERI (23-3 8KO's) and TOMMY COYLE (25-4 12KO's) met
today at the HULU THEATRE AT MSG, in NYC, at the final
presser ahead of Algieri's first WBO International Super
Lightweight Title defense at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN on the
undercard of anticpated United State debut of world champion
Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz, to be aired LIVE on DAZN.
"First I want to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom boxing for
putting on this amazing event as well as my promoter Joe
DeGuardia, Star Boxing..."
"This is a huge opportunity. This is exactly why I came back
to the sport, I want to be a world champion. This fight with
Tommy Coyle puts me back in that position."
"I am feeling great; this training camp has been fantastic.
I have an opponent in Tommy Coyle that gets me excited to go
"On Saturday night I am looking forward to putting on a
great show, coming out with a victory, and moving forward."
STAR BOXING CEO JOE DEGUARDIA:
"This fight is something really special between Tommy and
"Be sure to tune in early on DAZN, because this is going to
be on early, and will be a great fight leading into the
championship of the world."
"Chris is hungry to get his title back, he has never lost at
140 lbs., and Tommy is standing in his way. Eddie [Hearn]
has it right, the winner of this fight probably fights for a
championship of the world next."
"I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be fighting at
the mecca of boxing, which is Madison Square Garden."
"It's a huge opportunity for me, to go on and do something
that I probably never thought would happen in my career."
"Saturday night I am going to go in there and shine like a
diamond ... I have really improved as a fighter and I am
really coming into my own now."
MATCHROOM PROMOTER EDDIE HEARN:
"Tommy gets the chance to be in this fight, and completely
flip his career on its head."
"I think the winner of this fight has to go on and have the
chance to challenge for a world title at 140 lbs."
"This is a fight that [Joe DeGuardia] and I have spoken
about for a while and can take Chris back to challenging for
a world title."
Algieri and Coyle clash, promoted by Eddie Hearn for
Matchroom Boxing in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star
Boxing, on a huge night of action at Madison Square Garden
where Joshua's World title defense against Ruiz is supported
by Irish sensation Katie Taylor clashing with Delfine
Persoon for the undisputed Women's World Lightweight