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So the big fight is finally here!

Huddersfield champion Tyrone Nurse, 26, makes the second defence of his British light-welterweight title against Hull’s Tommy Coyle in Leeds.

It’s a clash of styles and a showdown of talents, but 65% of fans are backing Nurse to be holding that Lonsdale Belt high above his head after a victory.

Nurse – who has the backing of former schoolmates and Huddersfield sporting heroes Leroy Cudjoe, Michael Lawrence, Joe Skarz and Lucas Akins – goes into the bout at the First Direct Arena after his best training camp ever under dad Chris Aston.

Coyle is bidding to become Hull’s first ever British champion, despite stepping up from lightweight for only the second time in his career.

We’ll bring you full updates throughout the action.

Lonsdale Belt back in Huddersfield

So that’s it folks!

Tyrone Nurse has completed a second defence of his light-welterweight British title and needs just one more to win the Lonsdale Belt outright.

It was a unanimous verdict from the judges, despite the fact Nurse took a standing count in the seventh round after being put down by a surprise left.

Two judges scored it 115-113 to Nurse and the other 116-112.

A fantastic reward for his best ever training camp under dad and trainer Chris Aston.

You're a class act Tyrone

Quality counts in the end

Summing it up nicely

Sums it up nicely

Johnny Nelson's verdict

Johnny Nelson on Sky TV: “It was a match made in heaven in terms of punching power, pace and familiarity between Nurse and Coyle.

“Tommy had a gameplan which was to jump on Tyrone and make a fast start, and it worked perfectly as he stuck on his chest.

“I was very surprised Tyrone stayed on the inside because he made life harder for himself, but when he got his boxing skills together, Tyrone was so slick and skilful

“I think he should now clean up at domestic level and then move on to European.”

Tommy Coyle tribute

Tommy Coyle said: “I’m gutted because I really didn’t see myself getting beaten, but Tyrone will go all the way because he is a slick, horrible fighter to fight.

“He is a credit to British boxing and it was an honour to share a ring with him.”

Tyrone relaxed about what's next

Tyrone Nurse: “It was a cracking fight and I knew Tommy would turn up and put in a shift - really appreciate that.

“I’ve said many times whatever comes next comes.

“If a world title shot comes then it would be hard to say no, but everyone wants to win a Lonsdale Belt outright.

“If it’s Jack Catterall next with me having the chance to do that, then so be it, it will be a hell of a fight.”

Height and reach decisive

Tyrone Nurse retains his Lonsdale Belt at light-welterweight with height and reach decisive

Nurse retains title

Tyrone Nurse gets the verdict from all three judges - two of them 115-113 and the other 116-112

Glenn McCrory scores it 116-113 to Nurse

Sky pundit Glenn McCrory reckons Nurse has retained title

Round 12: Fitting finale

Coyle trying to keep it close and then unleash some shots

Nurse pushes him into centre of ring and scores

Coyle invites the champion on but Nurse picks him off

Great battle from Coyle, taking it all the way - and that’s it!

Coyle celebrates as though he has won

Nurse relaxed

Round 11: Ferocious pace

Coyle tiring and Nurse scores, weaving well

It’s another war and Nurse doing well, but Coyle is putting in a superb effort

The round is fought at a ferocious pace

Too little too late?

Sky TV reckon Nurse still has the edge despite all Coyle’s best efforts to give Hull a first ever Lonsdale Belt winner. They reckon Coyle needs a big round to get back in it

Round 10: Good combinations

Coyle is marked much more than Nurse, who is working well with combinations but the Hull fighter will never give up - he’s giving it everything

Keep it at range

Maybe

Round 9: Nurse back and wins it

Lots of good work from Nurse who is getting back on top

Coyle’s left eye closing fast

Even at half way but then Coyle puts Nurse on deck

The Sky TV judges had the fight level after six rounds but in the seventh, Coyle caught Nurse with a left and put him down - momentarily

Nurse was smiling as he took the count, because he was scoring with three to four punches against one when Coyle came up with the surprise punch

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Round 2: Solid work

Solid work with the left from Nurse, but it again gets scrappy inside.

Nurse keeps Coyle well away in middle of round, but Coyle pushes champion back on the ropes and unleashes a volley of shots towards the end of the round

Round One: Sizing each other up

Nurse starts using his jab but Coyle gets in close and forces the action into a corner.

Sizing each other up, really, but Coyle lands a decent right two minutes in.

The jab comes back out from Nurse as the bell goes


Tyrone looking confident

MC Craig Stephen announces our champion Tyrone Nurse and he’s looking up for the fight

Tyrone is in the ring!

Boxer Tyrone Nurse in training for his title fight at his gym in Linthwaite.
Boxer Tyrone Nurse in training for his title fight at his gym in Linthwaite.

The waiting is over and the fight is almost here - Coyle and Nurse are in the ring

Waiting in the wings

It’s 12 three-minute rounds for Tyrone Nurse and Tommy Coyle, but will it go the distance?

Waiting in the wings are Luke Campbell of Hull and Argenis Mendez of the Dominican Republic, who are contesting the vacant WBC Silver Lightweight Championship in the following bout

Skittles and beetroot juice!

Tyrone’s pre-fight routine will now be well under way.

He’ll have had his final food - a big bag of Skittles and a drink of beetroot juice!

And fiancee Leah will have kissed both his fists once trainer Chris Aston had finished wrapping them.

Not long before the action begins!

Tyrone to steal the show

You might just be right!

Outstanding action on the bill

Fight fans at the Leeds Arena have already been treeted to 10 bouts as Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse prepares to go in the ring - quite a night of action and the Sky Sports 1 coverage hasn’t even got under way!

At arms length!

When, when, jab ...Tyrone has the reach to keep Coyle at bay

Tyrone in great shape for his big fight

Boxer Tyrone Nurse in training for his title fight at his gym in Linthwaite.
Boxer Tyrone Nurse in training for his title fight at his gym in Linthwaite.

All the work Tyrone has put in should pay off against Tommy Coyle tonight - follow the fight with us here at the Examiner