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Last Updated: 22/02/14 3:58pm

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Curtis Woodhouse (L) and Darren Hamilton: No love lost

Curtis Woodhouse (L) and Darren Hamilton: No love lost

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Local boy Tommy Coyle shares top billing as we bring you four top quality fights live on Saturday Fight Night in Hull.

Coyle has been making waves in the lightweight division, dictating the fight with Derry Mathews before being stopped by a huge left hook in the 10th round.

The 24-year-old put himself back in the mix by stopping veteran John Simpson last time out, picking up the IBF international title in the process.

That belt will be on the line when he takes on international opposition for the first time in the shape of Daniel Brizuela of Argentina.

Coyle knows there are bigger prizes on offer down the line, including a potential world title eliminator against Kevin Mitchell, but he knows he needs to focus on the job in hand as he fights in front of a huge following at Hull's Ice Arena.

Fellow Hullvian Luke Campbell will take in his fifth fight as a professional, his first scheduled eight-rounder against Scott Moises.

Moises has an 8-8-1 record but is renowned as a tricky customer who has never been stopped.

He can be expected to give the Olympic champion some good rounds as Campbell looks to build towards a British title shot later this year.

We talked to Luke earlier this month when he said he was looking to improve on his last performance and make a statement to the rest of the domestic lightweights.

There are two British title fights taking place, headed by Darren Hamilton's light-welterweight defence against Curtis Woodhouse.

The pair's mutual respect has disintegrated in recent weeks and words were exchanged at both the final press conference and the weigh-in.

Sky commentator Jim Watt fully expects Hamilton to win and retain the belt for keeps although sees Woodhouse giving value for money once again on what will be the final fight of his career.

The fourth live fight of the evening sees Gavin McDonnell take on Leigh Wood for the vacant British super-bantamweight strap.

McDonnell will be looking to emulate twin brother Jamie, who became British champion before adding Commonwealth, European and world titles.

It's a huge fight for both guys and although admitting it is a '50-50 contest McDonnell is confident he can take the belt back to Doncaster.

Wood hails from the Ingle gym in Sheffield and has been training in Fuerteventura with his more high-profile gym-mates. There is no love lost between the pair and it should make for an interesting start to the night's live action.

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