Michael Katsidis Gets Stopped in England

Tommy Coyle beat Michael Katsidis on Saturday in Yorkshire, flattening the Aussie with a left hook in round two, and perhaps sending the ex interim lightweight title-holder into retirement mode.

Time of the ending was 1:33 of the first.

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The Brit Coyle (age 25) goes to 20-2, while the 34-year-old Katsidis is 30-7. Coyle wins the IBF international lightweight crown.

The old-style come-forward Katsidis was in there to bang but paid for it. As he came at the Brit, his aggression was used against him. A left hook delivered while in retreat, a wide one, landed on his chin, and he was dumped on his back. He rose, at six, but the ref didn’t like the looks of him–he was looking like a Weeble–and waved off the tussle.

Of Katsidis’ losses, three have come via stoppage. He took to Twitter to say, “England has made me feel feel at home and has supported me even in defeat. You are all amazing people. Thank you.”

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COMMENTS

-The Commish :

In that twitter post, or in follow-up tweets, did Katsidis say anything resembling, "That was my final fight. I am hanging them up."???? Did he say that? He should say that. He should retire. There's little left. -Randy G.


-Buzz Murdock :

You can't help but like Katsidis, but there was something wrong from his awkward ring entrance to the inevitable finish. From pressure fighter to a victim of his own masochism is a slippery slope where heroics get blurred...


-The Commish :

You can't help but like Katsidis, but there was something wrong from his awkward ring entrance to the inevitable finish. From pressure fighter to a victim of his own masochism is a slippery slope where heroics get blurred...
Did you mean "a victim of his own masochism" or did you mean to write "a victim of his own machoism or machismo?" -Randy G.