Ryan Coyne

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    August 21, 2013

    Ryan Coyne, St. Louis Boxer, Returns to Ring for First Time Since Release from Don King

    Back in April, local boxing sensation Ryan Coyne (21-1) lost the first fight of his professional career. Within days he'd been released by his promoter, the legendary Don King. The two events were related, but not the way one might think. Afterward, Coyne disappeared from sight for a bit and it was ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Don King Drops Lawsuit Against Ryan Coyne; Releases "Irish Outlaw"

    Coming off of his first career loss, boxer and St. Louis native Ryan Coyne received some very important news yesterday morning. "Silver lining," he wrote in an e-mail to Daily RFT. "In this tough situation the nightmare ends." After many months (arguably years) of dispute, including a lawsuit and ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Ryan "Irish Outlaw" Coyne Fights For Title Shot in Las Vegas Tonight

    Tonight, under the lights in a boxing ring in Las Vegas, local boy Ryan Coyne will finally get the chance to fight. As we documented in our March 14 feature "Don King's Final Round," the St. Charles southpaw saw his promising career grind to a halt after his relationship with King went sour. None ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    St. Louis Boxer Ryan Coyne Set to Fight April 12

    This week's cover story -- "Don King's Final Round" -- followed the ups and downs of St. Charles native Ryan "Irish Outlaw" Coyne in his legal battle against the legendary promoter Don King. Despite the fact both men have sued each other, King recently offered Coyne the opportunity to fight anothe ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    March 13, 2013

    Video: St. Louis Boxer Ryan Coyne On His Lawsuit With the Legendary Don King

    This week's cover story follows the story of local boxer Ryan Coyne -- he fought on The Contender, he fought at the "Gateway to Greatness" event at the Scottrade Center, he fought at the "Show Me Something Great" event in St. Charles, and then...what happened? Coyne says he never went anywhere, but ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Ryan Coyne Makes Quick Work of Craig with Round Two TKO

    Albert SamahaRyan Coyne earned a 2nd Round TKO on Saturday night, making him 19-0.​On Saturday night, Ryan Coyne hammered Dante Craig so forcefully and efficiently through the first two rounds that Craig decided not to answer the bell for the third. The technical knockout pushed The Irish Outlaw ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Ryan Coyne to Fight on Roy Jones Jr. Undercard Saturday

    Albert SamahaIt's a big winter for St. Louis boxing.​It's only a matter of time before Ryan Coyne gets his title shot. The 18-0 slugger from St. Charles is aiming for a collision with WBA light heavyweight champ Beibut Shumenov sometime in 2012. In the meantime, there are wins he must rack up. T ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    St. Louis Boxer "Dangerous" Dannie Williams Co-Headlines ESPN Friday Night Fights Card

    Image via"Dangerous" Dannie Williams is the next big time fighter coming out of The Lou.​Pound for pound, there's not a harder puncher in all of St. Louis than "Dangerous" Dannie Williams. He's 26 and holds the WBC Continental Americas title, which he won in April on a vicious first round knock ou ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Win Four Tickets to the Devon Alexander Fight This Weekend

    ​As you may have heard, the great wordsmith Don King is in town this week to promote Saturday's "Show Me Something Great" boxing match at the St. Charles Family Arena. The fights feature a number of local boxers including Ryan Coyne, Cory Spinks and the main event in St. Louisan Devon Alexander sq ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Hometown Hero Devon Alexander: An Editor's Note

    The opening spread from RFT's 2005 profile featuring "Alexander the Great."​ Last week, Daily RFT published a brief post about the announcement that Don King Productions had booked the St. Charles Family Arena for a June 25 boxing card featuring hometown hero Devon Alexander. The day after th ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Devon Alexander To Fight In St. Charles as Family Arena Plays Host to Don King Event

    Alexander returns to his "hometown" June 25.​What a difference a loss makes. Last time Devon Alexander fought in his hometown of St. Louis was in August 2010. Back then, Alexander was the undefeated, junior welterweight champion and the main event in a full night of boxing put on by promoter Don K ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Hum, the English Beat, Wrecking Ball Swings, Mini Lady Gaga

    If you're one of the seven people who didn't watch the Lost finale last night -- or see any of the show, ever -- you can breathe a little easier this morning. Drive-time radio talkers won't be wheezing about it on-air any longer and publications ranging from your uncle's blog to the New York Times w ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Coyne Cashed Out of The Contender?

    Something told me that Ryan Coyne, albeit the dark horse of The Contender, Season 4, was gonna go all the way to fisticuffs for the $250,000 purse. The live fight at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, in Connecticut, rolls at 9 p.m. (central), I believe, on February 25.But unless the plot twists unexpectedl ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    St. Louisan Ryan Coyne Finally Tears it Up on The Contender

    "Oh, you motherfucker!" John Bray blurted last Wednesday night when St. Louisan Ryan Coyne got *popped* during his first fight on the reality show. Coyne's right eye split plum open under the glove of 41-year-old fighter Tim Flamos. Watch the bloody clip (called "Split Eye") right here. &n ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Coyne on The Contender, Week 6

    Finally!Last night's "Contender" featured a great match-up, a more technically attractive bout than any before, and a hot-damn-holy-SHIT-he's-DOWN knock-out.Here's the deal: With three fights left in Round 1, the gold team was ahead, 3-2, going into this episode. Our town's Ryan Coyne, of the blue t ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Coyne on The Contender, Weeks 4 & 5

    Well, this RFT scribe was a little preoccupied eating Boston lobstahs and playing Wii on New Year's Eve, and episode four of "The Contender" just kinda...came and went.You'll be either thrilled or bewildered to know that despite our town's injured Ryan Coyne going balls to the walls and calling out ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Coyne on The Contender, Week 3

    Ryan Coyne's got brass balls. Days after getting five stitches near his left eye, Coyne rolled into the Contender gym for episode three wearing a headband scrawled with the nickname of the gold team fighter he wanted a piece of. Alas, coach John Bray basically called Coyne a snot and told ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Coyne on Contender, Week 2

    Five stitches, five days. Ryan Coyne figured big last night on the second installment of The Contender. His team -- blue -- having won the first bout, had the advantage of matchmaking the next fight. They set to sparring in the gym, and Coyne got popped. Bad. "BLEEP! BLEEP! BL ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Coyne on The Contender, Week 1

    Ryan advances after the first episode of this season's Contender! The new season premiered last night and features St. Louis' own cruiserweight 26-year-old Ryan Coyne. Coyne arrived in Singapore to find himself on the Blue Team, coached by John Bray, who, I got to say, is one m-effin', scary-l ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    St. Louisan Ryan Coyne on The Contender Tonight

    Hey, boxing fans: Ryan Coyne, a 26-year-old pro cruiserweight who lives in South City and graduated from St. Charles High School, is one of the fighters on the latest season of The Contender. The first episode of the reality show airs tonight on Versus at 9 p.m. central. (That's Channel 45 on Charte ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008