Coyle To Face Lopes Feb. 19 In Melrose, MA
Connor “The Kid” Coyle risks his perfect record against
Brazilian knockout artist Rodrigo Lopes Saturday, February
19 at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA.
Coyle, who is from Northern Ireland but trains in St.
Petersburg, FL, is 14-0 with 6 of his victories coming by
The 31-year-old was slated to face rugged contender Guido
Nicolas Pitto of Argentina but he was forced to withdraw.
Since suffering his only career defeat, Lopes, 8-1 (7 KO’s)
has been in the gym working on his craft. Team Lopes claims
their boxer will be a totally different fighter than the one
previously seen since he’ll be competing as a full-fledged
middleweight rather than a weight drained welterweight.
The eight round Coyle-Lopes matchup is for the ABF
Continental Americas Middleweight title.
The bout serves as the co-main event of Reyes Boxing’s “Down
& Dirty”, presented by Reyes Boxing.
Doors open at 6:30 and Melrose Memorial Hall is located at
590 Main St.
Headlining this exciting evening of boxing is an
international super middleweight battle featuring 2012
Olympic medalist Yamaguchi Falcao of Brazil and Fernando
Ezequiel Farias of Argentina. Falcao and Farias are a
combined 29-2-3 and will battle it out over 10 rounds for
the WBC Latino 168 pound title.
Junior welterweight Joseph Fernandez of St Petersburg, FL by
way of Springfield, MA fights for the first time in The Bay
State when he meets Gonzalo Dallera in an eight rounder.
Fernandez is 14-3-3 with 5 KO’s and is coming off an
impressive 3rd round KO of Jose Forero. Dallera hails from
Argentina and is a veteran of 24 fights.
Coyle, Falcao and Fernandez are promoted by Fire Fist Boxing
“Down and Dirty” features a total of 12 fights including
lightweight Alejandro Paulino, heavyweight Donnie Palmer,
welterweight Eric Goff, cruiserweight Bernard Joseph and
junior welterweight Marqus Bates in separate bouts.
All fights are subject to change.
“We’ve got a nice mix of local boxers and world class global
talent on this card,” said Michael Reyes of Reyes Boxing.
“The Boston region has a large Irish and Brazilian
population, so there should be strong support for Connor
Coyle and Yamaguchi Falcao as well.”