Napoleons Casino and Restaurant - Owlerton Stadium - Supporting Local Sport.
Coldwell Boxing are delighted to announce that after a meeting between Director's David Coldwell & Spencer Fearn, Commercial Manager Damien Harry and Napoleons Casino, Owlerton GM George Forsyth, the premier casino and restaurant have agreed to become the Official Event Sponsor for the upcoming WAR!! show at Magna in Rotherham on November 26th.
David Coldwell stated “Napoleons are one of the most widely known companies in Yorkshire, no matter what field and to have struck up a partnership with them for this event is a real coup for us”.
“George and ourselves had a great chat and he understood just how much the public are looking forward to this show. He's been a guest at the last two Kell Brook show's in Sheffield and really enjoyed those events, this show is just as big an attraction as we have both Ryan Rhodes AND Curtis Woodhouse on the bill in great match ups”
George Forsyth from Napoleons Casino & Restaurant - Owlerton Stadium stated “ we are delighted to be the official main sponsor for the forthcoming 'WAR!! boxing event', the biggest of its kind to be held in Rotherham for many years.
Unreserved tickets are still on sale, see the booking option on the site.
Ryan Rhodes will return to the ring on November 26th on Coldwell Boxing's bumper Rotherham show knowing the man in the opposite corner poses not only a serious threat to his hopes of claiming his old European title, put to his career as a whole.
Siarhei Khomitski (24-8-2) will be the man Rhodes takes on in an eight rounder, the same man that fought Jamie Moore in his comeback fight after Moore's loss to Ryan. Khomitski stopped Jamie in six rounds and Moore never fought again.
Rhodes will be in a similar position to what Moore was, as he will be having his first fight back after a disappointing loss, his WBC world title challenge to Saul Alvarez. However, he'll be desperate the fight doesn't have a similar outcome!
Promoter David Coldwell has knowledge of the man who will be looking to claim another famous scalp and explains "I remember when I made the match for Jamie on the Hayemaker show in Manchester, Jamie had said he needed a real fight, a challenge to see what he had left to offer the sport. Khomitski certainly fitted the bill,he came to win and had no respect for reputations.
Ryan needs the same sort of test as Jamie did. He needs a challenge, someone to 'get up' for and a fight that presents a danger so he goes in there sharp and focused. Many people think it's time for him to retire, but we don't think that. Ryan, myself and Spencer at Coldwell Boxing, the Hatton team and Ryan's family all believe he's got one more push for a major title in him.
If he's going to get his European title back and attempt another final world title challenge he has to prove he has the hunger and still has the ability. Khomitski is dangerous and will come looking to take Ryan's high European ranking.
If Ryan loses this it's basically over for him."
Popular English Flyweight Champion Ashley Sexton is the latest signing to be added to the Coldwell Boxing stable as he will now be managed by Dave Coldwell.
Coldwell and Sexton have been working together since Sexton moved across to the Hayemaker team last year.
Coldwell recently had a chat with Spencer Oliver and arranged for the young trainer and SKY TV pundit to have a look at Ashley and see if they worked well together.
After a few days working together the pair felt at ease with one another and are now Oliver is now Sexton's full time trainer.
Coldwell explains "People forget Ashley is still only 23, but is already English Champion. He had a draw with the formidable Shinny Bayaar in a British Title challenge and has had two great learning fights with the tough Mike Robinson. They are proper fights that he will have learnt a lot from.
I've spent a lot of time with him over the last year and really like the kid. I want to see him do well and accomplish things in the sport. He'll get the opportunities, he just has to take them.
Ashley wants to become champion but knows he has to improve and keep working hard, he's currently out in Italy getting some top quality sparring with a world title contender. A big problem over the last couple of years is that he's not had much sparring as we don't have many boxer's in the smaller weights but we also have Najah Ali with Coldwell Boxing so there is always regular sparring there with him and we can get some other guys in also that are around the weight.
I spoke with Spencer and he feels Ashley has so much promise that just needs to be brought out and is excited at the thought of developing the young prospect.
Ashley and Paul Edwards has been put out to purse bids so hopefully that will come off and happen early next year. I know there's been some talk about that for a while and a bit of banter on Twitter but from speaking to Ashley today, he's well up for that one and just hopes that when the fight gets made, it happens! That's a BIG fight domestically for the little guys."
Fingers crossed Coldwell Boxing's Najah Ali gets a bit of luck and gets to take up a place in tonight's Matchroom Boxing Prizefighter Super-Flyweight show. Live on Sky Sports. Rob Lloyd Taylor was reserve for the last tournament and won the whole thing... .... Wouldn't mind history repeating itself! COME ON!!!
The box office has now sold out of Ringside tickets for the fantastic WAR!! Event. Only Â£30 unreserved tickets are now available through the website.
A Heavyweight clash between debutants Kash Ali v James Oliphant has been added to the exciting WAR!! undercard on November 26th.
Ali is looked after by the Ingle stable and is seen as an exciting addition to the division whereas Oliphant is managed by Steve Butler and is looking to make waves in the division.
Both will be coming out bombing looking to impress on their debuts and with the Heavyweights, anything can happen!
Don't miss out on what is sure to be a great night of boxing;
Woodhouse v Cook
Jerome Wilson v Dean Harrison
Nav Mansouri v Dee Mitchell
Kash Ali v James Oliphant
Jerome Wilson, Coldwell Boxing's Light-welterweight is looking to make a name for himself and establish himself as a serious prospect when he boxes on the 'WAR!!' undercard at Rotherham on November 26th.
Wilson in his 6th fight will take on former British Light Welterweight challenger Dean Harrison (16-5) over six three's in another cracking fight on a show that includes former champions Ryan Rhodes and David Barnes as well as the fantastic main event of Curtis Woodhouse v Jason Cook.
Wilson, 26, made a spectacular entry into many fans memories when he knocked out Henry Janes on the Haye v Harrison undercard, a knockout that gained over 10,000 you tube views and was number four on SKY TV's KO's of the year for 2010.
Now Wilson wants to make his move and see's Harrison as a fight that will gain him the respect of all the fight fans and also see him taken seriously by the boxing pundits.
Harrison wants to get back into title contention and will look at this as a step towards the big fights he craves.
This is a fight that will provide fireworks, both men can punch hard enough to hurt the other and while Harrison has fought at the higher level, in Wilson he is up against someone who is fresh and determined to succeed in the sport.
This fight shows what Jerome Wilson is about. One of the new breed of fighters who aren't afraid of a challenge and to test themselves. He wants to see how good he can become and is willing to put it on the line in order to improve.
On November 26th, 'Wipeout Wilson' gets his chance to make himself a name on the domestic scene.
Follow Jerome Wilson on Twitter @WipeoutWilson
Coldwell Boxing's latest signing, David Barnes has been added to the bumper Magna event on November 26th.
Barnes who will now be managed by David Coldwell is looking to get back amongst the titles quickly and will be taking part in a six rounder to shake off some ring rust.
With Woodhouse up against former European Champion Jason Cook and former European Champion and WBC Title Challenger Ryan Rhodes already on the bill, the addition of Barnes, who was British Welterweight AND Light-welterweight champion makes this a tremendous night of boxing for the fans.
Small hall boxing at it's best!
Also on the card is the rematch between Nav Mansouri and Dee Mitchell who served up a six round war earlier on this year that ended up in a draw after Mansouri was knocked down early on in the fight.
Jerome Wilson will be stepping up in competition and distance as he takes part in his first six three's on the undercard also.
Ringside tickets are selling fast but a few are still available online via this website.
If you're a fan of boxing, don't miss this show!!
SKY SPORTS 1 @ 6pm & 11pm Thursday.
(Press Release) Barnes is back – former British champion signs with Coldwell Boxing, returns Nov. 26
Former two-time British champion David Barnes makes an anticipated return to the boxing ring on Saturday, November 26, when he appears in a six-round bout at Rotherham's Magna Centre. The skilful southpaw, now 30 years of age, signed with Coldwell Boxing this week and his scheduled outing on November's 'The War' fight card only further boosts what looks to be one of the very best small hall boxing shows of 2011.
In addition to Barnes' comeback bout, 'The War' in Rotherham also features a main event rumble between Curtis Woodhouse and Jason Cook, a rematch between Nav Mansouri and Dee Mitchell, as well as the return of former world title challenger Ryan Rhodes.
“I was over the moon with how the show looked before signing Barnes, so you can imagine how excited I am to include him on it as well,” said promoter David Coldwell. “David is a quality former British champion and, on his day, is one of the most talented and naturally gifted boxers we have in this country. He's had his ups and downs along the way, but returns on November 26 with a newfound maturity and desire to get back in the mix for titles. It's great to have him back.”
Manchester's Barnes, 24-2-1, first rose to prominence in 2003, when he successfully claimed the British welterweight title in only his thirteenth professional bout. He went on to defend the belt three times and scored a dazzling sixth round stoppage of James Hare in the process.
Five years later and Barnes added the British light-welterweight crown to his list of accolades, beating Ted Bami by decision to lift the vacant belt. Despite then successfully defending the title against Scotland's Barry Morrison in July 2008, Barnes fell victim to inactivity and soon fell out of love with the game.
“I was just in need of a rest in 2010. My body and mind were exhausted with boxing, and I fell out of love with the game a bit,” explained Barnes. “It took about twelve months for me to fall back in love with it.
“I started watching boxing on television again and I'd see fighters that I knew I could beat go on and win titles at both domestic level and further on. It was frustrating. I'd be sat at home on my sofa watching these fighters fulfil their dreams, all the while knowing I had it in me to beat them. I decided to get back to the gym and start over again. I did some pad work and instantly got the buzz back.”
Still just 30 years of age, Barnes returns with ten years of professional experience to his name, as well as a fresh outlook on both life and his profession. No longer the free spirit of old, Barnes is ready to knuckle down and dedicate himself to living up to his undoubted potential.
“I've not had too many hard fights in my career and there is very little wear and tear there,” said Barnes. “I feel pretty fresh right now and I'm in my physical prime at 30 years of age. I still believe I can go on and become world champion if I put my mind to it.
“I think I've always had world-class potential and skills, but other things have prevented me from fulfilling that potential. I've had other distractions going on in my personal life and my mind has never fully been switched on to boxing. I was dedicated to training and boxing, but perhaps, in hindsight, was never as dedicated as I really should've been. As you grow older you get a wiser head, and I can now see all those mistakes with new eyes.”
With a clear head and fresh eyes, Barnes' climb back to the top begins on November 26 in Rotherham. Within a matter of months he hopes to be challenging for and winning titles as a rejuvenated light-welterweight.
“I'm walking around at 10st 6lbs right now, so I'll easily make light-welterweight (10st limit),” he said. “I'm looking to go as far as I can as quickly as I can in this weight-class. I know I'm still relatively young in this sport, but I'm not looking to hang around and start over.
“Ideally, I'd love to achieve my goals and retire within three years. My plan is to win the European title and then win and defend a world title. It's one thing winning a world title, but to become a true champion I think you need to defend it as well. I'm hoping to win one, make a defence or two and then retire from the sport. I'll be looking to make that happen as quickly as possible, and I'm not really interested in trying to win the British belt again. I've already won the British title in two different weight divisions. I've been there, done that. I want to achieve everything that escaped me first time around.”
*** Tickets for 'War' are priced at £30 (unreserved) and £60 (ringside) and can be purchased via www.coldwellboxing.com ***
*** For up-to-date news and updates from the Coldwell Boxing stable, please visit David Coldwell's twitter account @davidcoldwell or www.coldwellboxing.com ***
Tonight's the night of the big local derby between Rotherham United and Sheffield United, and both Woodhouse and Rhodes will be taking to the pitch at half time to promote the upcoming big show at Magna on November 26th.
They will be doing the half time draw so keep an eye out for them as they may be calling out your winning ticket!!
Curtis Woodhouse today announced on his facebook page that his fight with Jason Cook will in no way go the full 10round distance. Woodhouse is sure either Cook, or HIMSELF will get knocked out as he expects a brutal battle at the Magna!
Coldwell Boxing's Najah Ali will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Rob Lloyd Taylor and become the latest Prizefighter champion... despite being a reserve!
Taylor as you may remember came in as a sub and went on to win the Light-middleweight tournament last month.
Ali, recently snapped up by David Coldwell takes up his place as a reserve for this Wednesday's Super-Flyweight competition.
Good luck Naj!!