ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Every few minutes, the front doors of the pub opened, and newcomers walked past kilt-wearing waitresses toward a high top table occupied by Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne.Some asked for autographs on boxing gloves. Others clenched their fists and posed for pictures with the southpaw. Most just said: “Good luck.”This feeling, the slow build of attention one gets as a fight date nears, is something a successful boxer should experience often. Yet, it’s one Coyne has missed out on a lot, especially for a fighter who is a perfect 23-0.The 30-year-old blames one man for the ceiling that’s been placed on his career. It’s none other than “Only in America!” Don King, the world-famous boxing promoter Coyne made the mistake of signing on with when he entered the fight game years ago.Now, Coyne is so desperate for a fight that he’s had to eat his pride and agree to appear in a King-sponsored event one more time — a fight against undefeated Marcus Oliveira at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Friday.How is it possible to participate in a fight put on by the man you publicly despise?“How much time do you… Read full this story
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