Exclusive: Coldwell updates on Price progress, Bellew, McDonnell’s

Chris Glover 19/02/2016

Coldwell Boxing

Dave Coldwell is going through a great time at the moment. He has linked up with David Price which adds to his small but quality stable that includes Tony Bellew and both Gavin and Jamie McDonnell.

Along with being a successful manager and promoter, Coldwell is thriving as a trainer, establishing himself as one of the best the UK has to offer. It was recently announced the Rotherham based Coldwell has linked up with the big punching and undoubtedly talented Scouser David Price and Dave has set to work with his new protégé.

“Pricey is rebuilding at the moment but things are going really well. We need to get him back to doing what he does best, hurting people. David is a nice fella and sometimes he’s too nice for his own good. I want to get him back hurting people and I know he can do that.”

Coldwell also works alongside Liverpool’s world rated Cruiserweight Tony Bellew and is harbouring hopes for a world title fight for The Bomber.

“Hopefully, we can get Tony a world title fight. I would personally love him to fight Lebedev. I think that’s a really good fight for him and a good clash of styles but it looks like Lebedev is fighting Ramirez. Eddie is working hard to make something happen so hopefully we will know something soon.”

The Yorkshire native also trains brothers Jamie and Gavin McDonnell. Jamie has been arguably the top fighter in Britain in the last two years, picking up the IBF and WBA World Bantamweight titles adding to his previously acquired British, Commonwealth and European Bantamweight titles. It should be noted that Jamie has done what many others would not dare, has ventured into the lions den in America and successfully defended his World titles on two occasions. Coldwell weighed in on the future of Jamie.

“Jamie’s next fight will be announced in the next couple of days. He’ll be fighting at home and it will be a really good fight for him.”

Jamie’s brother Gavin is chief support to Frampton vs Quigg on Sky Box Office and takes a step up in class to face the undefeated Panamanian Jorge Sanchez. Sanchez has a big punching reputation and seems full of confidence going into a fight that will elevate the winner into a potential WBC World Super Bantamweight title fight.

“Gavin has a tough fight against a good fighter in Sanchez. Gavin is right where he needs to be, training has gone really well for this fight. Gavin really loves boxing so this is the biggest of his career so far on Saturday night. I’d love him to come out victorious and I’m fully confident he will do. It’s a massive show in the Manchester Arena and on Sky Box Office so I hope the fans tune in to watch Gavin’s fight as it’s sure to be a cracker.”

Keep an eye out for impending news on Coldwell trained and managed fighters in the coming weeks and months as there are set to be some big announcements to accompany big performances from the Rotherham based outfit.

Chris Glover is a staff writer for WBN. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisGlover28

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