The boxing season doesn’t end for everybody. Dave Coldwell refuses to wind down as meticulous plans for the next chapter is his training career takes shape with a number of high profile bouts looming on the Sheffield man’s horizon.
Boxing fans were delivered the news this week that Coldwell guided bantamweight, Jamie McDonnell will return to the state of his most famous victory when he faces Japanese superstar, Tomoki Kameda in an immediate rematch following his spectacular victory over the Asian puncher earlier this year on September 6th.
With Coldwell now squeezing training, managerial and promoting responsibilities into his hectic schedule, he’s well aware on how to prioritise his workload and that is essential as remaining charges, Tony Bellew and Jamie’s brother, Gavin, also prepare for stern challenges over the coming months. Despite the enormity of the task, Coldwell and his team are relishing the task ahead.
“It’s what I’m in the sport for,” buzzed Coldwell. “The big fights on the biggest stages against some of the biggest names in the sport is what every trainer dreams about and it’s brilliant that I’ve got the opportunity to do so. Jamie is first up as he goes back to Texas against a quality fighter but this time I’m more confident as we know exactly what to expect so we are able to prepare with a little bit more knowledge this time. Jamie delivered an epic performance last time and he had to dig deep so there’s no chance he’s going back over there to surrender what he worked so hard for last time.”
As well as developing strategies which will enable Coldwell to keep a world champion in his stable, the Yorkshire coach is also hoping to add further honours with Gavin McDonnell, who is set to face Frenchman Jeremy Parodi in the autumn. No date is yet confirmed for Bellew’s next outing but the Liverpool cruiserweight hiolds several rankings with the alphabet boys and a shot at one of the champions could be imminent.
“There have been big improvements from Gavin and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do when he steps up against Parodi. We didn’t see the best of him against Carl Frampton but he’s a good fighter who’ll certainly be coming to make a statement.
As for Bellew, I’m really hoping that a big fight can be delivered for him because this is someone who impresses me more and more with every single session. His work ethic is second to none and he’s more than capable of making an impact at world level.”