Tommy Coyle is making his debut at light-welterweight when he fights Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse for the British title.

The 26-year-old Hull puncher has won International titles and a Commonwealth belt at lightweight, but he’s never raised a Lonsdale Belt above his head like Nurse.

Coyle is the underdog against the reigning champion on the Leeds Arena bill this coming Saturday, but he’s promising to make it a real show.

“I don’t think the weight will be an issue, I’ve fought at lightweight for so long and moving up should make me stronger,” explained Coyle.

“I’ve been sparring some very good people at that weight and welterweight and I feel really good.

“The camp has been going perfectly and it’s all falling into place now. The clock is ticking and the fight will be here in no time. I cannot wait, it’s going to be a special night.

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Coyle defeated Reynaldo Mora on points at the Manchester Arena last time out, his first fight back since being beaten by Olympic hero Luke Campbell at Craven Park when fighting for the vacant WBC International lightweight crown.

He says winning a Lonsdale Belt has long been on his bucket list.

“I cannot wait for the fight to come around, it’s such an honour to be fighting to be crowned British champion. I’m going to give this everything I’ve got,” he added.

“It’s always been my dream to win the British title. It’s number three on my bucket list, not that the list is in any order.

“I look at that list all the time. It’s taken on new meaning since my son Archie was born. Before I wanted to win it for myself, now I want to win it for him, it’s all for him now.”

Time Line

Tyrone Nurse's training regime

  1. Day 1

    • Two-hour strength and conditioning
    • One hour heavy weight training
    • One hour light weight training
    • 20 minutes abductor work
  2. Day 2

    • 90 minutes yoga
    • 30 minutes cardio work at Northern Fitness
    • Two-hour boxing training session (pads, bags, shadow boxing, skipping)
  3. Day 3

    • One-hour strength and conditioning circuit
    • 20-minute run on machine
    • Two hour boxing training session (pads, bags, shadow boxing, skipping)
  4. Day 4

    • Six-mile run
  5. Day 5

    • Sparring with Spanish champion
    • 20-minute skipping
    • Eight rounds of three minutes sparring (30 seconds rest between rounds)
    • Four rounds of bag work
    • 40 minutes of general fitness work
    • Four rounds of shadow boxing
  6. Day 6

    • Rest
  7. Day 7

    • 20 minutes of skipping
    • Eight rounds of sparring (three-minute rounds, 30-second breaks between)
    • Four rounds of bag work
    • Four rounds shadow boxing
    • 90 minutes of cardio work on Northern Fitness machines
  8. Day 8

    • Six-mile run
  9. Day 9

    • 20 minutes of skipping
    • 10 rounds of sparring (three minutes each, 30 seconds in between)
    • Four rounds of bag work
    • Two rounds of shadow boxing
    • 90 minutes of yoga (afternoon)
    • Four-mile run (evening)
  10. Day 10

    • Two-hour strength and conditioning training
    • One hour heavy weight training
    • One hour light weight training
    • 20 minutes abductor work
    • Two hours boxing training (evening)
  11. Day 11

    • 90 minutes of yoga
    • One hour cardio work at Northern Fitness
  12. Day 12

    • 20 minutes skipping
    • 10 rounds of sparring (three minutes each, 30 seconds in between)
    • Two rounds of bag work
    • Four rounds of shadow boxing
    • 20 minutes abductor work
    • 20 minutes of skipping
  13. Day 13

    • Rest
  14. Day 14

    • 20 minutes skipping
    • Six rounds of sparring
    • Two rounds of bag work
    • Two rounds of pad work
    • Two rounds of shadow boxing
    • Two hours of boxing training (evening)