30th April 2012

Dave Coldwell and Tony Bellew
After watching Tony Bellew retain his British
light-heavyweight title in brutal style against Norwich’s Danny McIntosh at a loud Liverpool Echo Arena,
show promoter, Dave Coldwell, is adamant that the Merseyside man is destined
for greater accolades after watching Bellew headline Coldwell Boxing’s first
television show.
“Bellew was outstanding against McIntosh and you can
see that everything is falling into place for him,” opined the Sheffield based promoter. “He’s took so much positivity from the Nathan Cleverly
performance and that showed on Friday night as he produced a perfect
performance. Many fighters don’t respond well to a defeat but Tony has gone
away, worked even harder than ever before and now he’s getting the results for
it. He’s got to move onto the next level now and be challenging world
championship opponents, a rematch with Cleverly is what should be
next. Even though the Lonsdale belt is something good to keep, Tony is too
good to only be fighting domestic class.”
As well as donating praise to the show’s premier
feature, Coldwell was also generous to those impressing on the undercard.
“There were some nice performances leading up to the main event that caught my
eye. Andy Colquhoun had a world class knockout, Scott Cardle looked good and
Hosea Burton done well in extending his unbeaten record. It was a big shame to
watch John Watson come up short and we’ll have to go back and look at that one
but he just didn’t have the snap and energy in his punches from the start.
Darren Hamilton surprised me and he boxed well to take advantage of Watson.”
With television providing coverage
of his shows for the first time, Coldwell was delighted with how the evening
unfolded and has insisted that “this is just the start for Coldwell Boxing.”
“To hear the ring announcer say “Live on Sky Sports, Dave
Coldwell’s Coldwell Boxing  presents,” that was definitely the
proudest moment of my boxing career. We aim to entertain and we want to put on quality
action all the time and for those who stuck around to see Matty Clarkson v Jeff
Evans, that fight is proof that we want to deliver. Overall, it was a brilliant
night, a brilliant atmosphere and a brilliant performance from Bellew. We hope
we can provide many more nights like this where fans can enjoy themselves at
the venue and those who can’t make it can enjoy it on TV.”
Photo courtesy of “Big” Al Stevenson.