Dave Coldwell remains hopeful that a notable fight can occur for his super-bantamweight charge, Gavin McDonnell, in 2017 but the Sheffield trainer who is currently riding an impressive wave insists that there’s still work to do. The Doncaster fighter worked hard to secure a points win over Robin Zamora last weekend but Coldwell was quick to point out that errors were made that could prove costly at a higher level.

“Maybe it was inactivity or lack of concentration but I wasn’t entirely satisfied with Gavin’s performance and we’ll be addressing that in the gym immediately to ensure it doesn’t happen moving forward. There was times where he switched off and he was getting caught with silly shots after getting his own punches off. There was some stuff that caught my eye and things that we’ve been working on came together but that’s not good enough when you’re fighting the best opponents out there. He makes the mistakes he made on Saturday against a world class fighter then there’s a good chance he pays the price. He’s a quick learner and I’m certain he’ll put it right.”

Coldwell went on, “It was good to shake some rust off and we’ll be back in the ring again soon so I’m confident you’ll see a much more polished performance next time and then we’ll assess the situation then. One thing that did impress me though was his professionalism because his opponent was changed last minute to a southpaw fighter and it’s the first left handed fighter he’s fought since early in his career and he took it at short notice. That can be a pain when you’ve been preparing for an orthodox guy. Overall, he got the win and he can push forward but there’s still work to do.”

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