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Getting to know... Tony Bellew!

 

(Image courtesy of www.bomberbellew.co.uk)

How much do you REALLY know about Tony Bellew. On April 13th, at Liverpool's Echo Arena, the British light heavyweight champion will defend his title against the dangerous and hard-hitting Danny McIntosh.

Before all that, Bellew took some time out from his rigourous preparations to speak to coldwellboxing.com about everything from his favourite meal to the worst film he's ever seen!

 

TONY BELLEW FACTFILE

 

Full Name: Anthony Lewis Bellew

Born: 30/11/82

Married: Engaged to Rachel 

Children: Two  

 

TONY BELLEW’S FAVOURITE:

 

Film: Remember The Titans

Singer/Artist: Jay-Z

Meal: Chicken and Rice in training (Brazilian food out of training!)

Fight: Bowe v Holyfield 1

Car: Hummer

Boxing Moment: Winning ABA heavyweight title in 2004

Part of Training: No such thing haha! Strength and Conditioning with the Everton lads.

 

AND WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DATE?

 

Eva Mendes

 

THINGS THAT TONY DOESN’T LIKE!

 

Worst Film: Apollo 13

Worst Meal: Anything with beetroot

Worst Band: None, I've got a real varied taste in music but what I do hate are girls on X-Factor jumping up and down on the spot. That does my head in!

Worst Boxing Moment: Last fight, my only loss.

Worst Part of Training: The track

 

AND WHO WOULD BE YOUR NIGHTMARE DATE?

 

The mother in-law!

 

THE QUICKFIRE ROUND!!!

 

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs

 

Oasis or Blur?

Oasis

 

Radio 1 or Radio 2?

Radio 1

 

Batman or Superman? 

Batman

 

Snakes or Spiders?

Snakes

 

Red Sauce or Brown Sauce?

Neither

 

Xbox or Playstation?

Playstation

 

Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Ferrari

 

Man Utd or Man City?

Man City

 

McIntosh: "I Wanna Smash His Face In!"

 

With just under two weeks to go until he challenges for the British light heavyweight title, Danny McIntosh sounded mean and moody when he spoke exclusively to Coldwell Boxing earlier today.

Cutting straight to the point, the Norwich fighter said, “I wanna smash his face in!” When talking about his opponent Tony Bellew, who he will square off with at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Friday April 13th.

This time last month the former European 175lb champion told me that this fight was his last chance saloon. And in speaking to him four weeks on it was clear that everything and the kitchen sink will be thrown at the champion.

“I’m ready to fight now! I could fight him tomorrow! I wanna beat the s**t out of him for all the things he said and especially for saying I was slagging off Liverpudlian’s which I wasn’t.

“Training’s gone to plan, I’m ahead of schedule and I’m training for any type of fight, be it one round or twelve.”

With an all-Merseyside FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, and the Aintree Grand National, on Saturday April 14th be sure to kick off your sporting weekend in style by getting a ticket for a fight that is sure to be as explosive as its title!

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 13th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

 

UFC fighter ready to support Bellew

 

by Chris Walker

With the UFC almost certain to add a monumental Liverpool date to their already congested 2012 schedule, local favourite, Terry Etim, is likely to perform for the rampant organisation in his beloved hometown for the first time. For the time being, Etim will have to play the role of supporter, as once again, he cheers on long-time friend, Tony Bellew, from ringside, as he puts his British title on the line against Norwich’s Danny McIntosh on April 13th.

“Bellew’s a good guy and we’re always keeping an eye out on each other’s career,” revealed Etim.

“I’ve been to a lot of his fights and he always brings entertainment and I think that’s one of the reasons that people turn out all the time to watch him. He rarely disappoints and every fight he is in guarantees excitement. The McIintosh one will be no different and anyone going to the Echo Arena next month can certainly expect some quality action.”

Despite his loyalties lying comfortably with MMA, Etim is a keen boxing enthusiast and is a regular amongst the privileged seats whenever top quality boxing makes the journey to Merseyside. Etim had a close eye on Bellew’s last effort against Nathan Cleverly back in October, and the Kaobon gym sensation believes Bellew is still on track to obtain world honours.

“The Cleverly fight was a special night in Liverpool and it was one that showed Tony is right up there as a top class boxer. He fell just short that night but he came out of it with a ton of respect from everyone because not a lot of people outside of Liverpool gave him a chance. He’s back at the Echo Arena once again and I know he’ll want to put a show on. Like most of his fights, you don’t want to miss it.”

 

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Friday 13th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

 

 

Tonks is moving in the right direction

 

by Chris Walker

Professional boxing has been a mixed bag for Liverpool’s Joe Tonks thus far, but the former Salisbury ABC starlet is insistent that he has turned that proverbial corner as he aims to continue his ring education. A student of Oliver Harrison’s Salford establishment, Tonks is unbeaten since making the switch there after two consecutive defeats and he believes the relocation has made him a “more complete fighter.”

“Moving to Oliver’s was the right decision at the right time and it was a decision that was given blessings by father, even though it was difficult to walk away from him. My Dad’s been in my corner since day one and I know he’ll always be there to help but we both just thought that a change of scenery could do me the world of good. Since coming here, I’ve been getting top sparring and Oliver’s advice has been so valuable to me. I’ve just got to continue improving the way I have been and we’ll take it one fight at a time.”

The sparring that Tonks refers to includes multiple rounds with title class campaigners, Derry Mathews and John Watson. The latter, a gym-mate of Tonks, also appears on the huge April 13th Echo Arena extravaganza and the Whiston-based youngster is grateful for the contribution of the two-time Lonsdale belt challenger.

“Getting in there with John is a good experience and you’re always thinking during every minute of every round,” revealed Tonks.

"I’ve done lots with John and I’ve also been doing quite a bit in my Dad’s gym with Stevie Williams so that shows that I’m cutting no corners in my preparations. Already this year, I’ve done tons and tons of rounds with John, Williams and Derry so I’ve just got to take the stuff that I’m learning and put it all together on fight night.”

With the day of destiny fast approaching us, Tonks contains a tad of excitement as he moves from the leisure centre circuit to his first arena show in only his seventh outing.

“This is a big thing for me and I’m not going to let the occasion get the better of me. Fighting on a Tony Bellew show is a big thing for me because how well he has done, but fighting on one of his shows at the Echo Arena is like a dream come true for me and I’m determined to leave my mark.”  

 

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Friday, 13th April. Doors open at 5.30pm.

 

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates

 

 

Coldwell Boxing gets "Vicious"

For the second time this month Coldwell Boxing has made another signing to our ever growing stable of fighters.

Hot on the heels of Mark Thompson joining ranks, Lancashire lightweight “Vicious” Kieran Farrell put pen to paper yesterday in a deal that has pleased both the promoter, David Coldwell, as well as the fighter himself.

“I sat down with Dave and I liked the way he was talking. I’m just looking for the right people to make me a world champion which I firmly believe I can be,” said the unbeaten 21-year old.

“Dave’s got an ever-growing stable and getting Mark Thompson in his team is a big bonus.”

With his debut for Coldwell Boxing taking place in Birmingham on the Nasser Al-Harbi-Young Mutley undercard on May 11th; his second outing sees him closer to home at the De Veres White Hotel in Bolton on 16th June. And Farrell is raring to go.

“I’m really excited about it. Talking to Dave, he thinks I should come down to super featherweight which is the plan from here on in. I can get down to the weight gradually fight by fight.”

With the shows and signings coming thick and fast these are exciting times for promoter David Coldwell and he’s now beginning to find himself in the position of turning fighters away.

“I’m having a lot of fighters get in touch with me. But I’m not going to promise things I can’t deliver to someone. We can only have a set number of fighters to give out dates to.”

And speaking about his latest signing, Coldwell talked to Farrell’s trainer Bobby Rimmer about the outline for his future.

“I had a good chat with Bobby Rimmer, who’s a quality trainer, and we’re on the same page about where we want to take him.

“I know all about him (Kieran) and he’s exactly the type of boxer we’re looking for. He is a lightweight but if he diets properly we’ll have him doing super featherweight. Once he’s down there we can really let him off the leash.”

 

You can follow our latest signing on Twitter @VICIOUSFARRELL

And of course, to get regular updates on all of our shows and fighters then keep following @davidcoldwell

'THE BIG BANG' NOW ON FRIDAY APRIL 13TH!!

David Coldwell and Eddie Hearn would like to announce that ‘The Big Bang’ boxing show headlined by Tony Bellew vs Danny McIntosh will be moved from its original date of Saturday 14th April 2012 to one day prior on Friday 13th April 2012. 

The event will still take place at Liverpool’s Echo Arena and doors will now open at 6.30pm.

David Coldwell, promoter of Coldwell Boxing, issued this brief statement earlier this morning.

“Due to Liverpool going through and the possibility of an all Merseyside FA cup semi-final, we know this is the only option.

“It’s a fantastic fight with a strong undercard but when it comes to football, you can't win.

“Many of Tony's fans are Everton fans, many of the undercard boxer's fans are Liverpool fans and they all would have been disappointed to miss the show but now they can potentially attend both events.

“Adam Smith and Sky have really got behind this show and have worked with us in order to secure another date for broadcast so I'm delighted that nothing has changed in that respect.”

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL TICKETS PURCHASED FOR THE ORIGINAL DATE REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW DATE.

 

TICKETS FOR ‘THE BIG BANG’ CAN STILL BE PURCHASED

AT WWW.COLDWELLBOXING.COM AND

WWW.MATCHROOMBOXING.COM

 

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80 with VIP tickets at £150.

VIP DRINKS RECEPTION WILL NOW BE 6.30pm-8.30pm

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

Matty now has momentum

Momentum is now with Matty Clarkson and he hopes it continues next month at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

After taking care of Sam Couzen last weekend in Bolton, thoughts now turn to the light heavyweight’s date with Jeff Evans on 14th April.

“Couzens was another step up for me but with all due respect to him, Evans is a better fighter so it represents a bigger test for me,” said Clarkson when speaking to coldwellboxing.com.

Looking back on his fight against Couzens, the Lancashire lad was content with his performance and was pleased at the development of his stamina.

“I didn’t want to burn myself out but my fitness was very good and that’s all down to my strength and conditioning.

“All in all it went as well as I could have hoped. It was good to get the rounds in and pushing myself that bit more late on in the fight gave me a bit of peace of mind. I’m learning all the time and I certainly learned a lot from that fight.”

Stopping his man in the fifth and penultimate round of their fight, Clarkson revealed that his opponent paid compliment to his power.

“Couzens told me afterward that I was very heavy handed and he could definitely feel it when I was hitting him.”

And if he gets through Evans will he be looking for yet another step up?

“That all depends what my trainer and promoter think, whether or not they think I can step up or float about at the level that I’m on at right now.

Matty Clarkson vs Jeff Evans is part of a terrific night’s boxing headlined by the British light heavyweight title clash between Tony Bellew and Danny McIntosh.

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April. Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

Tickets now on sale for "REAL STEEL!"

 

Tickets are now on sale for the much anticipated British light welterweight title eliminator between Curtis Woodhouse and Dale Miles.

On June 8th at the Magna in Rotherham, both Woodhouse and recent Prizefighter contestant Miles will lock horns in a contest that is already being predicted as a fight of the year candidate.

“This will be a fight that I have to bite down on the gumshield to get through,” declared Woodhouse when he recently spoke to coldwellboxing.com.

Priced at a generous £30 and £60, this is a fight not to be missed and with demand already high be sure to get in early and book your tickets.

Despite the bout being a few months away, promoter David Coldwell is already licking his lips at what lies in prospect.

“This is a genuine 50-50 fight and it’s going to be a fight of the year contender, their styles can’t help but gel.

“This is the kind of fight, that if it was on television you would tune in to watch. We’ve got two honest fighters who have had to get respect the hard way.”

 

DAVID COLDWELL FOR COLDWELL BOXING PRESENTS “REAL STEEL” FROM THE MAGNA SCIENCE CENTRE IN ROTHERHAM, FRIDAY 8TH JUNE 2012.

 

TICKETS ARE PRICED AT £30 AND £60 WITH MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

 

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT

WWW.COLDWELLBOXING.COM

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

 

COLQUHOUN AIMS TO IMPRESS AT 'THE BIG BANG'

by Chris Walker

With confirmation that Wallasey’s Steve Williams will receive his 2nd crack at the Lonsdale strap on May 19th against Ashley Theopane, it’s no surprise that Williams’ mentor, Dave Tonks, is delighted with his pupil’s golden opportunity.

But away from the championship preparations, Tonks’ time is occupied with another of his charges as Andy Colquhoun gets ready for his 3rd outing on April 14th in what is set to be Merseyside’s biggest fight night of 2012 so far. Tonks is adamant that the local youngster can make his mark on the big occasion.

“Nothing fazes Andy at all,” beamed Tonks.

“He’s only new to the pro game but he’s got the confidence of some of the more senior guys but he has no problem backing that up in the gym and hopefully he’ll take that same form into the ring when it matters. He’s appeared on a couple of shows in Liverpool and he took that in his stride but this Echo Arena gig is a big thing and I’m certain that the grand stage will bring the best out of him.”

An ABA semi-finalist in 2011, Colquhoun made a massive impression in his first senior national title quest and his move from Sefton ABC to the domestically renowned Salisbury was rewarded impeccably when the 20 year old produced a number of standout displays before falling short in the penultimate round. An associate of Tonks way before his numerous voyages, Colquhoun was always expected to hand his back vest during his vested infancy due to the all-action style that was always suited to the professional ranks.

“It’s no secret that Andy’s always had a pro look about him,” reveals Tonks.

“From the first day he spent with me, he’s done nothing but work hard and he’s always looking to learn off the other lads in the gym. I’ve had him in with Steve Williams, our Joe [Tonks], Nick MacDonald and Derry Mathews, and there’s no doubt that they’re all good operators on their day. Every test I’ve given him, he’s passed with flying colours and I’m so excited to see how far he can go. He’s a loyal, dedicated, hard-working lad and everyone will be impressed with him when they see him at the Echo Arena.”

 

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

 

"Burton's a little Tommy Hearns," says Joe Gallagher

“He’s the hardest puncher I’ve ever came across.” 

High praise indeed from one of Britain’s leading trainers whose stable includes names such as Quigg, Crolla and Smith.

Joe Gallagher’s elite squad of British fighters also contains the precocious talent of Hosea Burton.

Earlier this month, “The Hammer” trounced Viktor Tzonev in the first round of his professional debut. His opponent felt the full force of a right hand that is starting to make some shockwaves in the sport.

“If you think he hits hard now, wait a year or two till he’s fully developed,” added Gallagher when speaking to coldwellboxing.com.

“Hosea boxed really well the other day (in Bolton) and we’re all very happy with the kid. He’s been with me since he was 11-years old and he was the last of mine to turn professional.

“It’s great to see how everyone in the gym has gone on and Hosea looked up to all of them. He was an outstanding amateur who always went about his work really well but he kept mithering me to turn pro.”

A former ABA champion, Burton now goes on to his second professional fight at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on April 14th as part of the undercard to Tony Bellew vs Danny McIntosh, and Gallagher is in no way concerned about his charge fighting in front of the Sky television cameras.

“Scotty Cardle (also on the Liverpool bill) once told me that pressure is for tyres. Hosea will relish it,” said the 43-year old when asked if the baby of his gym might be fazed by it all.

“I tell my fighters not to go and chase the dollar and be on TV. And that’s partly why we went with Dave Coldwell. He puts on these great small hall shows that might not be on telly but they are television worthy.

“Burtons' a little Tommy Hearns and at the moment we’re taking baby steps with him. By the end of the year I’d expect him to be 6-0 or 7-0 and then in two years time 12-0 or 13-0. By then he’ll be fully developed and fighting for titles.”

I did ask Gallagher however that the more “The Hammer” keeps knocking his opponents out with such devastation, the more the public will clamour to see him in events equally as big as ‘The Big Bang’ next month in Liverpool.

“Of course they’ll want to see more of him, that’s only natural. But first I want to see him come through a fight after withstanding punishment.”

 

Hosea Burton’s second professional contest is part of a terrific night’s boxing headlined by the British light heavyweight title clash between Tony Bellew and Danny McIntosh.

The card also features 50-50 fights involving Matty Clarkson against Jeff Evans and John Watson against Jason Cook. As well as that we also have the return of hard hitting welterweight Mark Thompson.

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

 

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson ready to be unleashed

In one of the most eagerly awaited domestic comebacks of the year, Coldwell Boxing’s Mark Thompson will face off against Eddie Corcoran 8-1 (3) as part of a fantastic, evenly matched undercard to Tony Bellew’s British light heavyweight title clash against Danny McIntosh at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on April 14th.

Thompson, who has not fought in two years, recently signed up to Dave Coldwell’s ever growing stable of fighters and his new promoter is thrilled with the match up and reappearance of Thompson.

“I’m delighted to make the fight. Corcoran’s very confident and he’s got a great looking record with his only defeat coming against (Commonwealth welterweight champion) Denton Vassell,” said Coldwell.

“Mark Thompson vs Eddie Corcoran is a real fight and if he comes through that and has one or two fights more I’d then put him in with the winner of Colin Lynes vs Junior Witter (who are due to fight for the British welterweight title in the future.)

Renowned for his punching power and his never say die attitude, Thompson is ready to be let off the leash after a forced absence from the sport.

“Mark’s chomping at the bit. I’m excited about promoting him and the things I’m hearing about him in the gym. And without doubt he remains one of the biggest punchers on the domestic scene,” Coldwell enthused.

When speaking of his next opponent, Thompson had this to say. “He’s not a massive puncher but he’s a tall rangy fighter so I’ll need to go in and put the pressure on him.

“I’m going to go in, do what I do and get the job done. My weight’s alright, I’m feeling fit and I just can’t wait to get back out there, get the job done and move on.”

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.

MERSEY FOOTBALL STAR EXPECTING “CLASSIC” IN ECHO ARENA SHOWDOWN

by Chris Walker

With the business end of the football season rapidly approaching, Tranmere Rovers captain, John Welsh, is immensely prepared for the relegation dogfight that awaits his beloved Rovers. But on April 14th, only hours after hopefully securing three points for the Wirral side away at Walsall, the former Liverpool midfielder will shift his focus to the boxing ring as he donates his support to long-time friend, Tony Bellew, who defends his British light-heavyweight title against Norwich’s Danny Macintosh at the fabulous Liverpool Echo Arena.

“I’ve known Tony ever since we were kids as we were both from the same area and I’m not surprised one bit how far he’s gone because he’s a really dedicated lad,” revealed the former England Under-21 star. Even if I didn’t know him, I’d still watch his fights because every time he gets in the ring you’re guaranteed fireworks because of the way he fights. Macintosh has a similar attitude and also loves a good fight so I think fans can be certain that they’re going to be watching a classic when the punching finally starts.”

A passionate fan of both boxing and MMA, Welsh possesses an admirable knowledge regarding the fight game and he is an avid supporter of the local punch scene.

With a sizeable undercard featuring members of the Liverpool boxing community such as John Watson, Joe Tonks, and Andy Colqhoun, Welsh firmly believes that Merseyside has the talent and potential to add further honours to its illustrious sporting history.

“I’ve watched boxing since a young age and I remember being excited when Derry Mathews turned over. That was a good time but the crop that are coming through now are just as good and they now have the advantage of having the Echo Arena, which is essential if Liverpool is to produce the big boxing night’s that Manchester enjoyed during the Ricky Hatton days. The Arena’s already had a few good fights with Tony Quigley and Tony Dodson having a real battle and Tony falling just short against Nathan Cleverly last time out. These really are good times to be involved in boxing on Liverpool.

With the aforementioned Cleverly fight now a distant memory, Welsh believes that Bellew is ready to begin a new chapter in the eventful story that will ultimately culminate in world title glory for the hard-hitting Evertonian. “Tony was extremely unlucky last time out but believe me he’s ready to prove he’s world class over and over again. I’m sure he’ll get his chance to put that fight right but at this time his mind is on Danny Macintosh and rightly so. Both fighters are going to have their moments but Bellew will be the stronger man. This has all the makings to be one of the fights of 2012 and fans turning up at the Echo Arena will not be disappointed.”

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates

 

Getting to know... Matty Clarkson

How much do you know about unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Matty Clarkson?

After his seventh professional victory in Bolton just over a week ago, the Lancashire lad took time out to speak to coldwellboxing.com and answer questions on everything from his favourite meal to the worst film he's ever seen!

 

MATTY CLARKSON FACTFILE

 

Full Name: Matthew Clarkson

Born: 12th Jan 1987

Married: No

Children: Yes. 6-month old boy called Charlie

 

MATTY CLARKSON’S FAVOURITE:

 

Film: Law Abiding Citizen

Singer/Artist: Notorious B.I.G and Jay-Z

Meal: Indian

Fight: Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo 1

Car: BMW

Boxing Moment: Achieving the high ranking that I’m at now

Part of Training: Sparring

 

AND WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DATE?

 

Jennifer Ellison

 

THINGS THAT MATTY DOESN’T LIKE:

 

Worst Film: Any chick flick

Meal: My Alpen in the morning

Worst Band: Slipnkot

Worst Boxing Moment: Getting knocked down when I drew.

Worst Part of Training: Uphill sprints

 

AND WHO WOULD BE YOUR NIGHTMARE DATE?

 

Janice from ‘Friends’

 

THE QUICKFIRE ROUND!!!

 

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs

 

Oasis or Blur?

Oasis

 

Radio 1 or Radio 2?

Radio 1

 

Batman or Superman?

Batman

 

Snakes or Spiders?

Spiders

 

Red Sauce or Brown Sauce?

Red Sauce

 

Xbox or Playstation?

Playstation

 

Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Ferrari

 

Man Utd or Man City?

Man Utd

 

MATTY CLARKSON FACTFILE

 

Full Name: Matthew Clarkson

Born: 12th Jan 1987

Married: No

Children: Yes. 6-month old boy called Charlie

 

MATTY CLARKSON’S FAVOURITE

 

Film: Law Abiding Citizen

Singer/Artist: Notorious B.I.G and Jay-Z

Meal: Indian

Fight: Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo 1

Car: BMW

Boxing Moment: Achieving the high ranking that I’m at now

Part of Training: Sparring

 

AND WHO WOULD BE YOUR DREAM DATE?

 

Jennifer Ellison

 

THINGS THAT MATTY DOESN’T LIKE

 

Worst Film: Any chick flick

Meal: My Alpen in the morning

Worst Band: Slipnkot

Worst Boxing Moment: Getting knocked down when I drew.

Worst Part of Training: Uphill sprints

 

AND WHO WOULD BE YOUR NIGHTMARE DATE?

 

Janice from ‘Friends’

 

THE QUICKFIRE ROUND!!!

 

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs

 

Oasis or Blur?

Oasis

 

Radio 1 or Radio 2?

Radio 1

 

Batman or Superman?

Batman

 

 

Snakes or Spiders?

Spiders

 

Red Sauce or Brown Sauce?

Red Sauce

 

Xbox or Playstation?

Playstation

 

Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Ferrari

 

Man Utd or Man City?

Man Utd

Woodhouse vs Miles - "Real Steel"

COLDWELL BOXING WIN RIGHTS TO STAGE POTENTIAL FIGHT OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE

 

Curtis Woodhouse vs Dale Miles: A fight that has the word “classic” written all over it.

Yesterday, Coldwell Boxing won the purse bids to host this British light welterweight title eliminator, which will be held on June 8th at the Magna in Rotherham.

After a period of frustration and inactivity, Woodhouse 16-3 (11) is thrilled to be only one fight away at fighting for the British title.

“This is why I got into the game, to be British champion. I’m absolutely delighted. After the Jason Cook and Paul McCloskey fights falling through I thought I killed a black cat or something but Dave (Coldwell) came in with a good offer.

“Everything’s fallen into place for this fight. I’ve got plenty of notice and I’m fighting at my spiritual home where I’ve had five fights, five wins and five knockouts.”

Standing in the way of the 31-year old is a 5’ 11” southpaw who has lost only one fight in 13 and knocks people out for fun. 

“This will be a fight that I have to bite down on the gumshield to get through,” declared Woodhouse.

“Dave described him (Miles) to me as an English version of (Antonio) Margarito. It’s a fight that excites me, that puts a bit of fear into me which helps when you’re going for that morning run. You want those feelings.

“Anything less than 100% from me and I’m getting knocked out. This could go one round or ten rounds and it’s a fight I can’t afford to lose.

“I’ll refuse to take a backward step and to beat me he’s going to have put me out cold.”

With the fight still a few months away, promoter David Coldwell has been blown away by the early reaction.

“We’ve been inundated with calls for tickets and they’re not even on sale yet!” 

“This is a genuine 50-50 fight and it’s going to be a fight of the year contender, their styles can’t help but gel.

“This is the kind of fight, that if it was on television you would tune in to watch. We’ve got two honest fighters who have had to get respect the hard way.

 

Coldwell Boxing presents “Real Steel” from the Magna, Rotherham on Friday 8th June 2012.

Tickets for the show will go on sale next week. 

 

Keep checking www.coldwellboxing.com for further updates and announcements.

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Hosea Burton sparkles in pro debut

The hammer was thrown and its target was destroyed. 

Hosea “The Hammer” Burton’s professional debut for Coldwell Boxing, yesterday in Bolton, proved to be a resounding success.

“I’m pleased. Everything went to plan. I wasn’t looking to impress anyone. I just wanted to go in there and get the win,” Burton told coldwellboxing.com.

With a strong amateur pedigree behind him and training amongst champions, contenders and prospects under the tutelage of Joe Gallagher the hype machine was already in motion prior to the 24-year old’s fight yesterday.

His opponent Viktor Tzonev only lasted two and a half minutes in Burton’s company after being stung by jabs and then taken apart by “The Hammer.” A shot that was already being developed during Burton’s camp and a punch that stable mate Paul Smith discussed with promoter David Coldwell beforehand saying, “Wait till you see see his right hand.”

“I threw a jab that stung him,” said Burton. “His eyes started blinking and after I hit him with a right to the body I knew he was a sucker for the right hand.

In the gym we’d be working on a right hand, jab, jab then another right hand. And when I heard Joe shout “now” I threw it and he went down.”

With the monkey off his back, the likeable Mancunian can now look forward to his second fight next month at the Echo Arena in Liverpool as part of ‘The Big Bang’, a bill headlined by the British light heavyweight title clash between Tony Bellew and Danny McIntosh.

“I can’t wait for that. Even if I hadn’t been fighting I’d be there as a fan,” Burton confessed.

“I’m hoping my next opponent comes to fight me a bit. I stamped my authority on that guy yesterday and if I get the same result in Liverpool then so be it.”

And despite admitting to some expectant pre-fight nerves, Burton was thrilled to not only get in the ring but to also not be wearing a headguard for the first time.

“I could see every shot coming! What a difference it made not having to wear one. It does restrict your head movement a bit.”

Whilst remaining cautious about his charge’s future, promoter David Coldwell was ecstatic about the performance.

“I am absolutely over the moon. He’s a fantastic prospect and he’s in a great camp with a coach who loves the game. He’s training amongst people that will inspire him.

I’m excited about being his promoter and excited about his future.”

 

Highlights from yesterday’s bill will be shown on ‘Ringside’ on Sky Sports 1 HD on Thursday at 6pm, be sure to check “The Hammer” out.

 

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Mark Thompson looking to come back with a bang!

 

The stable at Coldwell Boxing continues to grow with the addition of Lancashire welterweight Mark Thompson

Despite having a two-year break from the ring, his new promoter David Coldwell is confident about his latest signing’s future and does not want to waste any time.

“He’ll be making his debut for Coldwell Boxing at ‘The Big Bang’ in Liverpool on April 14th in a six-rounder and then we’ll be looking to get him back out on a show in May which we’re just finalising.

He’s done his apprenticeship and after he shakes off the cobwebs I wouldn’t hesitate in putting him in with either Colin Lynes or Junior Witter who are soon to be fighting for the British welterweight title. 

I’m very excited about working with Mark. He’s an explosive puncher as his pedigree shows. He’s a fantastic signing and we’re looking to push him into title contention. 

He’s got the desire and after talking to him he’s ready to take on the challenge and he’s excited about us pushing him into British and hopefully European title fights.”

Thompson 23-1 (14) was last seen in action against Kevin McIntyre in a British eliminator in 2010 which he won with a unanimous points decision and by the end of 2012 he’s looking to be back at that sort of level.

“I wanna have the British or Commonwealth title or even bypass them to European level by the end of the year. Coldwell Promotions have got everything going for them and Dave Coldwell is on the up. You see what he’s doing for the likes of David Barnes and I want a part of that,” Thompson said.

Mark Thompson’s comeback is part of a stacked card headlined by the British light heavy weight title clash between Tony Bellew and Danny McIntosh on April 14th. 

The bill also sees local lad John Watson continue his comeback against Jason Cook. And in an intriguing, evenly matched contest unbeaten light heavyweight Matty Clarkson locks horns with former Commonwealth title challenger Jeff Evans. As well as this the emerging talent of Nathan Brough, Scotty Cardle, Hosea Burton and Andy Colquhoun will look to continue their development in the professional ranks.

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn present ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

or contact the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400

 

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David Barnes on Bunce's Boxing Hour tonight!!

 

Tune in to Bunce’s Boxing Hour tonight as one of his guest interviews will be Coldwell Boxing’s very own David Barnes!

The former British light welterweight and welterweight champion will be speaking with the popular host about his upcoming fight this Sunday against former world champion Vivian Harris.

Bunce’s Boxing Hour will be available free-to-air on BoxNation beginning at 7.30pm on Sky - Channel 456, Virgin - Channel 546 and online at livesport.tv.

 

DAVID BARNES VS VIVIAN HARRIS takes place at the De Veres Hotel in Bolton on Sunday 11th March.

 

A stacked undercard features unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Matty Clarkson, the debut of talented super middleweight and Joe Gallagher trained Hosea Burton plus many, many more.

 

Doors open at 2pm with the action commencing at 3pm.

 

Tickets can be purchased from www.coldwellboxing.com

 

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Rising stars to appear on 'The Big Bang'

Two of Britain’s hottest prospects will be hoping to cause some fireworks of their own at ‘The Big Bang’ on April 14th at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.

Hosea Burton and Scott Cardle appear on the undercard of the British light heavyweight title clash between champion, Tony Bellew and challenger, Danny McIntosh live and exclusive on Sky Sports.

23-year old Burton, promoted by David Coldwell and trained by Joe Gallagher makes his professional bow at a separate Coldwell Promotion on March 11th in Bolton. And the super middleweight can’t wait for the moment to arrive.

“I’m counting down the days now,” beamed Burton.

“I’m feeling faster, fitter and stronger now I’ve turned professional. Joe (Gallagher) wants you so fit that when you eventually end up in championship rounds you could go even fifteen rounds. 

Everything feels different and much better now I’m professional. There’s no more laughing around. This is serious, these fights go on your record. This is the history I’m trying to make for myself.

I’ve fought on television before when I was an amateur but to be part of a show as big as the one in Liverpool is massive. I’ll be under a little bit of pressure that night but when that happens I deliver the goods.”

A senior ABA champion in 2009, the cousin of Tyson Fury already has goals in mind and shares the same confident personality as his heavyweight relation!

“I will be a British champion, I guarantee that! Every boxer has targets they want to meet and they’d be lying if they said they never.

Anything can happen after you become British champion, that’s the hardest one to win. A European title shot can just be round the corner afterwards and if you win that you’re only a couple of fights away from a world title shot.”

 

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn presents ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Saturday, 14th April 2012.

Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60, £80, VIP tickets £150 and all available from;

www.coldwellboxing.com

www.matchroomboxing.com

or by calling the Echo Arena box office on 0844 8000 400

 

Follow @davidcoldwell on Twitter for regular updates on all our shows and fighters.