Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Dave Coldwell Reflects on 2013 Promotional Run

2013 has given thriving promoter, Dave Coldwell, a lot to smile about. The head of the Coldwell Boxing family heads into the New Year on the back of a successful twelve months that have seen a number of his stable make rapid developments with a chosen few occupying positions in the prestigious title class. A heap of prospects also continued their ring education under Coldwell’s guidance and he’s looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings.

“Overall, I’m a very satisfied man with the way everything has gone in the last year. We had guys like Curtis Woodhouse and Maxi Hughes fighting for titles on big Sky Sports shows in front of big audiences. These guys have had a small sample of what a big fight atmosphere is all about and it’s down to me to make sure that they get the chance again. Curtis has got a big opportunity against Darren Hamilton up at 140 early in the New Year and Maxi is making huge progress with Gary Lockett as his trainer and he can make a massive impact at super-feather next year.”

As well as delivering multiple belt chances for a number of his stars, Coldwell has also been busy mentoring a large quantity of the country’s prospects. Chad Gaynor appeared on the welterweight division’s frantic radar at the beginning of the calendar with a solid Prizefighter outing and is on the verge of participating in championship matches of his own. Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jnr is another Coldwell Boxing starlet who enjoyed a stellar 2013 with four solid outings, confirming his status as one of Britain’s leading protégés.

“It was nice watching the young lads do their thing,” buzzed an ecstatic Coldwell. “Everyone in boxing is well aware that I like to match my prospects hard from an early stage. Boxing is a tough sport and the fighters need to realise that early on. I want them to have guys in there throwing punches back because when a true test arrives, they’ll be ready. It’s good to gamble sometimes, look at Rod Smith from last Friday. I put him in with Liam Cameron and there were people who thought I was crazy but I genuinely believed that he could go in there and get the win. There’s always a risk matching a young prospect but you’ve got to look at what the experience can do for the fighter. That’s what I look at. If the fighter comes through it and learns plenty then it’s good for his future chances.”

Coldwell added, “Boxing is a ruthless and competitive business so you’ve constantly got to keep coming up with new ways to keep your audience and one of the ways I do it is by putting on good fights. I’ve tried to match my younger fighters tough to give them a proper taste of what boxing is all about but I also have a duty as a promoter to deliver quality fights whenever I can. Boxing is entertainment and if I was to put my guys in with one round blowout jobs that you see fighting all over the country then the fans would stop coming in. I’ve operated that way since day one and it’ll continue next year and beyond.”

IN PART TWO OF THIS INTERVIEW, COLDWELL WILL DISCUSS FURTHER HOPES FOR 2014.

Tags: British Boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Stats & Stakes Peterson: Beating Spence, Others Would Get Me to Hall of Fame Easter Expects Garcia to Beat Lipinets in 140-Pound Title Fight Roach: I'd Love to See Spence-Crawford, They're the Two Best P4P Daily Bread Mailbag: Lara-Hurd, Canelo-Golovkin, Khan, More Brook: First Rabchenko, Then July or August Fight, Then Khan! Dooley Noted: Diminishing of Anthony Small - Faces Terror Charge Horn's Promoter: We're Chasing Global Glory, Mundine Can Wait Wilder's Coach Gives Joshua The Edge Over Parker, Explains Why Video: Malignaggi Talks Spence, Joshua-Parker, Canelo, More Dana White Discusses Mayweather, McGregor, Showtime, More Roy Jones Jr. vs. Scott Sigmon is Finalized For February 8 Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent? Horn's Promoter Warns: Crawford Will Regret Moving Up To 147! Beterbiev Looks Forward To Kovalev Bout, Denies Rejecting Him Video: Errol Spence Talks Peterson, Welterweight Division Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Lomachenko, Crawford Arum: Lomachenko's Father Must Approve 140 For Pacquiao Bout Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao-TBA is Fully Ruled Out For Las Vegas Gvozdyk vs. Amar For WBC Interim-Title on March 17, ESPN Lomachenko Voted in as BWAA 2017 "Fighter of The Year" Fortuna Fails to Make Weight Again; Easter's Title Not at Stake Photos: Browne vs. Ntetu, Kownacki vs. Kiladze - Official Weights Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Rescheduled To March 10 Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Ready For Fireworks Battle Photos: Errol Spence, Lamont Peterson - Ready For Barclays War O'Sullivan Hopes For Jacobs, Confident He'll KO Eubank in Rematch Murray Ready For Saunders: I Have One Legit Loss at 160 - GGG Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam Deal Reached Before Purse Bid Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena Tyson Fury To Regain His License To Box From BBBoC Jamal James Reflects on KO of Chaves, Open To Face Jessie Vargas Easter: Lomachenko Wouldn't Beat Me; Don’t Think It'll Happen
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement