On Saturday August 7th at Gateway to Greatness at the Scottrade Center, Ryan ‘The Irish Outlaw’ Coyne registered the biggest win of his career. Coyne brought the sell out crowd to it’s feet with a scintillating one punch knock out of fellow undefeated cruiserweight Warren ‘The Hitman’ Browning.
The bout looked to pack some fireworks as both competitors entered the bout by laying their undefeated records on the line. Browning, a career heavyweight, made his debut in the cruiserweight division and looked to use his natural size advantage to spoil the homecoming of St. Louis’ favorite Irish son. Ryan knowing that this would be the biggest fight to date in his career looked to utilize his superior speed, experience, and trademark ring tenacity.
The Irish Outlaw got off to good start knocking his hulking opponent to the canvas on an equilibrium shot with his vintage right hook. Browning, beat the count. Not visibly hurt Browning survived the round and upped the ante, launching powerful uppercuts and hooks.
Browning had no intention of being a stepping stone for the undefeated hometown kid, and looked to impose his physicality, while Ryan met the challenge head on with razor sharp precision shots and combination punching.
As the bout neared the midway point, Ryan tipped the scales in his favor with a hell-acious liver shot that had Browning badly hurt and effectively halted his offensive output. Browning would survive the round, but from that point on it looked as if survival was the best the undefeated Hitman could hope for.Coyne kept the pressure on his game opponent who continued to look for the home run shot. Ferocious body work and a barrage of speed further punished the rugged Browning. To Browning’s credit he fought on bravely, but he was outgunned by his opponents bottomless gas tank.As the 8th round got under way Coyne stepped on the gas pedal. A blistering overhand left from Coyne sent gobs of Vaseline, sweat, and blood flying from the Hitman’s head into press row much to the delight of the frenzied capacity hometown crowd.By this point Browning was in bad shape, and as the bell sounded to end the 8th round Browning was in bad shape as he staggered back to his corner.Browning looked as if he may quit on his stool between rounds, but to his credit he had no intention of losing his undefeated record without a battle and perhaps unwisely he answered the bell for the 9th stanza. Unfortunately, for Browning the Irishman across from him sensed that his prey was wounded and moved in for the kill.Coyne unleashed a pair of sapping right hooks to the body as he stalked his opponent into the neutral corner before the unleashing the thrilling finale. That finale came in the form of a laser guided overhand left hand from The Irish Outlaw directly to the chin of Browning. The shot dropped Browning face first to the canvas like a falling oak. He remained crumpled in the corner for several seconds before making an ill advised Trevor Berbick like attempt to rise to his feet. As Browning rose to his feet, only to fall immediately back into the ropes, referee Mike England took one look at the googly eyed Browning and immediately called a halt to the bout.The Irish Outlaw was overcome with joy as he capped off the victory with a celebratory leap into the arms of trainer Jose Ponce.
With the impressive knockout victory Coyne improves to 15-0 (5 KO’s), and claims the prestigious WBC’s United States National Championship.
Ryan a former hero of the gridiron (Mizzou linebacker), a reality TV star(The Contender), and now a national champion cracks the top 15 world rankings in his impressive ascension and solidifies himself as a force to be reckoned with in the cruiserweight division.
Ryan and everyone at Irish Outlaw Boxing would like to send a big thanks to every that made this great evening of boxing in The Gateway City a reality.. Don King Productions, SWEAT Pound 4 Pound, The Grip Agency, and most importantly the loyal fans who came out in droves to see Ryan win his first title.
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