Coyle To Defend NABA Title Against
Francisco Dec. 11 In Orlando
NABA middleweight champion Connor “The Kid” Coyle will
defend his title against knockout artist Anibal Cleto
Francisco in a battle of unbeatens Sunday, December 11 at
the Caribe Royale in Orlando.
The card takes place during the WBA’s annual Centennial
Convention, which is held at the Caribe Royale from December
A native of Derry, Northern Ireland who trains out of
Pinellas Park, FL Coyle’s 17-0 with 7 knockouts. Coyle
became the NABA champion this past May when he earned a
hard-fought decision against Antonio Todd. He was slated to
face Felix Cash October 8 in England but the entire card was
cancelled after main event participant Conor Benn failed a
Hailing from Monte Plata, Dominican Republic, Francisco’s
10-0 with 9 of his victories coming by KO. On July 2, the
22-year-old stopped Yeison Gonzalez in the fifth round to
capture the WBA Fedelatin title.
“After the disappointment surrounding the cancellation of
Connor’s fight in England, we wanted to find a good
opportunity,” said Coyle’s promoter Jody Caliguire of Fire
Fist Boxing Promotions. “The WBA Centennial Convention is a
great event and Connor loves fighting at the Carribe Royale
because he’s got a big fan base in Central Florida. He’s
already back in the US preparing with Jim McLaughlin for
this fight and is planning to put on a great show December
The card is promoted by Boxlab Promotions.
More information on the card including ticket and broadcast
details will be announced shortly.