Debutant Khalil Coe Smothers Nathaniel Tadd to Claim a KO Win

Published 05/29/2021, 7:30 PM CDT


The light-heavyweight bout between Khalil Coe and Nathaniel Tadd certainly stayed true to its hype. Both the fighters went full throttle in this 4-round fight and gave each a rugged test. However, the first-timer, Coe, came out right on top in this clash, registering a gratifying first professional win on his debut.

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Right from the first bell, Coe, who went forward with his shots, was fairly successful in landing some. In fact, he smothered Tadd so well that he secured two knockdowns right in the first round itself.

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The fight could have concluded in the first round itself, but the veteran regained a vertical base after facing the heat of Coe’s hands.

During the fight, Tadd had his moments, but it wasn’t enough for him to secure a win. Moreover, Khalil Coe made the most out of the former’s weaknesses and battered him with slick punches throughout.

As the fight began, the New Jersey native adopted an aggressive fight style while moving forward with his shots. He targeted Tadd’s body and demolished him with exuberant body strikes. But in between, the young gun did face adversity.

Despite that, he controlled the ring with a sure-shot strategy that benefited him.

Who’s next for Khalil Coe?

The 24-year-old proved his worth to one and all in just the initial two rounds of his boxing stint. In the fight, he was a true oppressor who stood toe-to-toe against Tadd.

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Now with a thrilling win under his wing, Coe will be open to taking on fighters like Badou Jack or Lyndon Arthur. The debutant still has a long way to go if he is to make a name for himself in the light heavyweight division. And Coe can only do this by lining himself up against and beating the toughest of contenders.

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It’ll be interesting to see who he gets to face in his next fight.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Khalil Coe’s debut professional boxing performance against Nathaniel Tadd?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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