Archive for August, 2012

KELL Brook has responded to concerns over his conditioning by adding to his backroom team.

The Sheffield welterweight clung on for a narrow points verdict against American Carson Jones last month, struggling in the later rounds having dominated the first half of the contest.


Manchester pair Ronnie Heffron and David Barnes will engage in a “derby” at the city’s Bowlers venue on October 12.

Dave Coldwell, who promotes Barnes, is certain the occasion will bring the best out of his former two-time British champion.

Kieran Farrell, right, with David Coldwell

KIERAN Farrell expects to battle former British champion Anthony Crolla for the Prizefighter lightweight crown.

Heywood’s Farrell can expect very difficult competition in the October 6 shoot-out, with many pundits and fans labelling this version the most competitive yet.

Chad Gaynor with Dave Coldwell

A REJUVENATED Chad Gaynor says “50/50” sessions with Kell Brook prove he could be a major force in boxing – months after he almost quit the sport.

Despite building up an unblemished record following a promising amateur career, the welterweight came close to ditching the profession after becoming disillusioned.

LEE Purdy has challenged Denton Vassell to leave the “no-name” opponents behind and grant him a Commonwealth title re-match.

Competing in his first major bout at welterweight, Purdy dropped a 12-round points decision to the Lancashire boxer for the vacant title in April 2010.

HEAVYWEIGHTS David Price and Audley Harrison will travel to Liverpool and London to promote their bout, which is being titled “Battle of the Olympians”.

Price, won won bronze in Beijing four years ago, and Harrison, a gold medalist at the 2000 Games in Sydney, will be in the former’s home city on Wednesday, August 8, before travelling south to the capital a day later.

The bout at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, in which the unbeaten Price will be defending his British and Commonwealth titles, will be screened on BoxNation, on October 13.


Coldwell Boxing’s October 12 show, scheduled for The Bowlers in Manchester, has been boosted with Matthew Hatton being added to the show.

With a full card set to be announced in the coming days, Dave Coldwell is delighted to add the former European champion.

“Matthew is a quality fighter and he’s someone I’ve admired for a long time,” said Coldwell.

“He’s fought at championship level for a long time now and he’s shared the ring with some of the sport’s best names including Ben Tackie, Saul Alvarez and Kell Brook. He’s got an IBO title shot set for early next year so he’s going to have an eight-round fight on our show in October and that should hopefully put him in a good place as he prepares for his next big opportunity.

“Last time out against Brook, things never went Matthew’s way but he can be proud of the effort he made because he was in there with a real class opponent.

“The next chapter in Matthew’s career is set to begin on October 12 and I’m delighted that Coldwell Boxing is part of Matthew’s way back. This show promises to be another cracker from us and we’ll be announcing full details of the card in the near-future.”