ONE IF BY LAND, AND TWO IF BY SEA

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JUST prior to the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, Bos­to­nian free­dom fighter Paul Re­vere came up with the idea of light­ing two can­dles to in­di­cate if Bri­tish forces were ap­proach­ing the area of Con­cord by sea dur­ing his fa­mous ride from Bos­ton.

It was also the tagline for Ricky Hat­ton’s May 2006 fight against Luis Col­lazo in Bos­ton. Now, though, it could be used to de­scribe the ap­proach of a fresh wave of Bri­tish box­ers who are fight­ing in Amer­ica as part of Ed­die Hearn’s DAZN deal.

Ear­lier this year, the pro­moter phoned Coyle and spat out three let­ters that lit a fire in him: the U S of A. Amer­ica had come call­ing and Coyle told BN that it was a call to arms he could not ig­nore. “Go­ing to New York first is some­thing that we can use to make mem­o­ries as a team,” he said. “Have our cof­fee to­gether in Times Square, visit Madi­son Square Gar­den, train at Glea­son’s Gym — all those things you want to tick off the bucket list. Then we are on to Bos­ton, soak­ing up the at­mos­phere be­fore the fight.”

Coyle re­fuses to take his eyes of the im­me­di­ate prize, some­thing that may be true of his op­po­nent, Ryan Kiel­czweski [left], who has lined up a Novem­ber meet­ing against Miguel Ponce. “Is that right?” asked Coyle. “He would be mak­ing a mis­take if he is. It would be a very, very silly thing to do. I’m fo­cussed on the job and am look­ing for­ward to it.”

Photo: BRETT CARLSEN/PRE­MIER BOX­ING CHAM­PI­ONS

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