Dave Coldwell says Bellew v McIntosh is “certainly not” the last big championship fight he will promote

Posted: May 8, 2012 in Interviews
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DAVE Coldwell says his Big Bang main event featuring Tony Bellew’s decisive victory over Danny McIntosh is “certainly not” the last high-profile championship bout he will stage.

The up-and-coming promoter was delighted by the response to the show in Liverpool, as Bellew retained his British light-heavyweight title with a fifth-round TKO.

Coldwell’s show was shown on Sky Sports and he says that, despite the satellite broadcaster cutting dates – most notably dropping their partnership with Hatton Promotions – he is confident of his company’s renewed success in the months and years to come.

“I’ve been doing non-TV shows for the past nine years, I’ve ducked and dived and I’m still here,” said Coldwell.

“If we can go bigger, we will. If we get some big TV dates then we could sign even better fighters and put on higher quality shows. Whether that happens, we’ll have to see.

“With the Big Bang, it was a show that was fantastic – I was over the moon with it.

“And it’s certainly not the last championship fight that I will put together. Certainly, the more TV that is involved in the sport, the more dates we get and that is what I want.

“With Sky doing what they are doing, it’s very much their business, but I’m sure Hatton will get picked up somewhere else – especially with fighters like Scott Quigg and Martin Murray.

“As a fan I would love to see more dates and as a promoter I’m the same, but we’ll keep on doing what’s best for us.”

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