In a pair of pick ‘em 10 rounders on the December 14th edition of NBC Sports Network’s FIGHT NIGHT, heavyweights Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) and Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs), and light heavyweights Ryan Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) and Lionell Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) will seek redemption from recent setbacks and the opportunity to prove that they have what it takes to compete at the elite levels of the sport. The telecast will go head-to-head against the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana clash on Showtime.
In the 10-round co-feature bout, redemption will also be the prize for one of two very hungry light heavyweights.
Southpaw Ryan Coyne, 21-1, 9 KOs, of St. Louis, MO, is out to prove that he is far better than his last fight, a loss to Marcus Oliveira by TKO.Prior to that setback, “The Irish Outlaw” topped everyone he faced. Returning to his previously winning ways is job number one for Ryan.He would like nothing more than to enter the light heavyweight sweepstakes that awaits the winner of this anticipated bout.
However, Buffalo’s Lionell Thompson, 14-2, 9 KOs, has the same objective.”Lonnie B” is on a two-bout roll, and rebuilding his reputation after his 2012 TKO loss to Sergey Kovalev.That defeat looks far better these days, given the fact that Kovalev became the WBO light heavyweight world champion less than one year later. Although Thompson took the fight with Kovalev on only two weeks’ notice, he clearly needs to register a big win to erase any doubts and move up in the star-studded 175-pound division.
The card takes place at the Superstar Theatre at Atlantic City’s Resorts International Hotel& Casino, and will be televised on NBC Sports Network Fight Night between 8-10 PM, which looks to be a stellar start to an eagerly anticipated night of boxing.