Jan 22 2013 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
Glenboig boxer Eddie Doyle’s dream of winning the Commonwealth light-welterweight title was destroyed in the first round.
At the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Monday night, hometown hero Willie Limond thrilled the 600 crowd with a stoppage inside two minutes.
The 33-year-old was just too strong for Doyle, who entered the ring with 12 wins out of 12 since turning professional.
Facing Limond was always going to be a huge test for the British Masters light-welterweight champion.
And so it proved as Limond lit up the 40th anniversary of the St Andrew’s Sporting Club show with a devastating performance.
Doyle hit the canvas twice before referee Victor Loughlin stepped in to call a halt to proceedings after 116 seconds.
It was a tough experience for Doyle but expect the 27-year-old to come back stronger than ever.