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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.


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.

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.”


Maxi Hughes, left, and promoter Dave Coldwell

Coldwell Boxing have added a new signing as undefeated Doncaster prospect Maxi Hughes inked a promotional deal with the  Yorkshire outfit.

Hughes is the latest name to join Coldwell’s ranks as the promoter has enjoyed a busy summer pursuing a wide range of talent that he believes can go on and carve out successful careers.

After playing such a demanding role in one of British boxing’s most brutal performances this year back in April, Driffield’s Curtis Woodhouse is ready to return to the stage he loves as he aims to return to winning ways on September 28 following his devastating knockout loss to Dale Miles.

After carving out a well-earned reputation as a crowd-pleasing warrior, Woodhouse is desperate to demonstrate his fistic bravado in the higher echelons of the domestic light-welterweight scene but he must get past Derby’s Dave Ryan to fulfil that fight fantasy.


Chad Gaynor with Dave Coldwell

WELTERWEIGHT Chad Gaynor has joined Coldwell Boxing and will debut on the September 28 show headlined by Curtis Woodhouse v Dave Ryan.

The Rotherham boxer (8-0) has put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

Jamie Hughes with Dave Coldwell

A Carl Froch sparring partner, Jamie Hughes, has become the latest signing for Coldwell Boxing.

The Yorkshireman, who won 26 of 31 contests in the unpaid ranks, will turn professional on the undercard of the Curtis Woodhouse v Dave Ryan bout on September 28, at the Magna Centre in Rotherham.

“Jamie is a quality boxer and we’ve got some really big ideas for what we want to do with him,” said Dave Coldwell.

“He’s a tricky southpaw and he’ll give lots of people problems on the way to the top. Robert McCracken speaks highly of him because he had Jamie in sparring with Carl Froch when Carl was preparing for his world title shot against Lucien Bute.

“For Froch to use him in preparation for such an important fight speaks volumes of Jamie’s ability and I’m confident that he can carve out a successful career for himself.”

KIERAN Farrell wants a clash against Tommy Coyle to determine the true rising star of the British lightweights.

The 21-year-old claimed the first title of his career thanks to a crunching body shot which put down veteran Joe Elfidh in their Central Area championship bout in Bolton on Friday.

Hull’s Coyle may be next on the list as Coldwell Promotions prospect Farrell aims to continue his ascent in the division. A clash between the two, who have identical 13-0 records, is a realistic target for the Heywood man.

“It would be a 50/50 fight, but that’s what I’m all about,” said Farrell.

“Tommy is a bit like Joe Elfidh – he comes out with nervous energy, throwing big bombs. But if he fights me, the result will be the same.

“Britain is looking for the next superstar all the time. Who better to fight than your main rival?”

Farrell is now one of a group of lightweights, including Coyle and Grimsby’s Kev Hooper, who are trying to make an assault on the division’s leading lights.

His long-range goals include a possible meeting with the winner of the July 7 European lightweight title clash between Gavin Rees and Derry Matthews, who meet on the undercard of Kell Brook’s fight against Carson Jones in Sheffield.

“When I was with (former manager) Steve Wood, he asked if I was interested in a fight against Matthews, should Stephen Jennings pull out,” said Farrell.

“I never got the call-up. But even though I would have taken the fight then, I feel even more ready now, so let’s have me v Coyle and the winner face whoever wins from Rees and Matthews.”

The Elfidh result was another learning experience for Farrell, who conceded that he lost the opening two rounds while his 32-year-old opponent (now 7-1) attempted to power his way to the title.

But, having weathered an early storm, Farrell proved his class.

“The plan was to box his head off for the first four rounds, then take the fight to him,” said Farrell.

“My 21-year-old legs were going to take me through the later rounds. He did get tired, but that was due to a body punch in the third round.

“When I dropped him in the fifth I knew he was done at six, so I started celebrating then.

“There were no big parties afterwards. I went home to my family, had a cup of tea and some custard creams! But I want to get straight back into it, I cannot wait.”

KIERAN FARRELL anticipates a showdown with Tommy Coyle for the English lightweight title – providing he can dispose of Joe Elfidh.

The Coldwell Boxing prospect has motored to a 12-0 record against a string of journeymen but says he’s happy, finally, to be facing an unbeaten fighter with the central area title on the line.

Farrell headlines the Viva Las Vicious show at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, on June 22 but has already plotted a path to further title glory, predicting that fellow unbeaten Hull  boxer Coyle will claim the English crown when he meets veteran Martin Gethin in his home city on September 29.  That could possibly pave the way for a meeting between two of the division’s rising stars.


Under the keen eye of Joe Gallagher, Manchester puncher Hosea Burton is taking huge strides by sharing quality gym sessions with an accomplished cast of characters that are aiding the rapid development of one of Britain’s brightest prospects. The former ABA champion has his third outing this Friday (June 8) at the Magna Centre in Rotherham and the hard-hitting youngster is eager to take his preparation form into the ring.

“Everything has gone well for my next fight and I’ve been working on lots of different things with my team,” revealed Burton. “In Paul Smith and Callum Johnson, I’ve got two of the best sparring partners in the country and the stuff I’m learning off both of them is unbelievable. Both will be British champions in the near future so to be sharing a ring with them on a regular basis is perfect for me and it means I’m getting better and sharper all the time.”

Burton’s next fight is the start of a busy month for the Dave Coldwell promoted protégé as he’s also pencilled in to appear on the Sheffield man’s Bolton show on June 22nd. If all goes to schedule, Burton will have boxed three times in two months and the undefeated star is hopeful that his excessive activity can remain throughout the remainder of 2012.

“It’s not a problem for me at the moment because I’m in the gym all the time and I feel fit enough to fight regularly,” said the prized amateur.

“If I had my choice, I’d be fighting every week because it’s my job and it’s what I love to do. I’m still making adjustments all the time from when I was an amateur but Joe’s bringing me along well. I’m getting used to pacing myself better because the amateurs were just like a big sprint where you had to go all out to score points.”

Everything has been spot on with Joe from day one

Burton’s unpaid adventure brought him many successes including a senior ABA gong in 2009 and he was unfortunate not to add a second to his collection when he was narrowly edged out by Lowestoft’s Anthony Ogogo the following year. After competing without his vest and headguard for the first time in March of this year, Burton insists that he’s “happy” with his progress as he makes the transition from amateur to professional.

“Everything has been spot on with Joe from day one and it’s impossible not to learn in his gym when you’re surrounded by quality fighters every day of the week. Joe’s got me punching a lot harder because he’s got me setting my feet more so little changes like that mean I’m improving all the time. I’m looking forward to Friday and then I’m out again two weeks later and hopefully I can just keep learning with every fight.”

Hosea Burton appears on “REAL STEEL” and is undercard support to the British Light-Welterweight eliminator between Curtis Woodhouse and Dale Miles at the Magna Centre, Rotherham. Tickets can be purchased at WWW.COLDWELLBOXING.COM

Article courtesy Chris Walker/Coldwell Boxing.

PROMOTER Dave Coldwell believes the British light welterweight title eliminator between Curtis Woodhouse and Dale Miles will be a “tear-up”.

The main event on Coldwell’s Real Steel card at Rotherham’s Magna Centre on June 8 will pit a determined Woodhouse (16-3) against hard-working Miles (12-1).

“It’s not going to be a boxing match, it’s going to be a tear-up. Dale Miles just wants battles,” said Coldwell.

“Curtis is a good friend of mine and I know just how much he wants a British title. I’m so excited to be staging the fight because I would pay to watch this as a fan.”

On the undercard, young middleweight prospect Hosea Burton fights Joe Jones, while Nav Mansouri takes on Nathan Graham at light middleweight.

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.”

KIERAN Farrell has been jogging around the streets of Belfast for just a few days, and yet he knows them intimately.

Farrell has swapped home life for a Spartan existence with trainer John Breen, having parted company with Bobby Rimmer. His goal is to be a world champion – and this is the starting point.

“This is what I wanted to do from being a little lad,” says the 21-year-old, who recently joined the Coldwell Boxing roster.

“I’m now on a little council estate in Belfast and believe me, it’s not easy. But when I got into the gym and there were 20 lads there – people like Paul McCloskey and Jamie Conlon – it was jam-packed with quality boxers. We all have a chat after training and they’re top guys.

“When I’m there, John is constantly chirping at me, telling me what he wants me to do, which is great. Working with Eamonn Magee – son of the former Commonwealth champion – has been really good, too”

Although Farrell’s upcoming fight on Dave Coldwell’s Birmingham show has been called off following the event’s cancellation, he will be the featured performed in Bolton on June 22, battling Joe Elfidh for the central area lightweight championship.

He was attracted by Coldwell’s ambition, and now adjustments made in training have left the Heywood-born fighter (11-0)

Kieran Farrell, right, with David Coldwell

more confident than ever over his chances of reaching his world title goal and fulfilling a long-held ambition to fight in Las Vegas.

“All the time previously I was looking to hit a left jab then following up with ’the big one’,” he admits.

“I was always going gung-ho and John has stopped that. He wants me to keep my head moving all the time, looking to pick my shots. It’s a big change all round, I’ve dropped from 10st 9lbs to 10st 5lbs and I’m putting that all down to my training.

“I know it’s hard because I’m out of my comfort zone, but it’s what I needed. There are no distractions. If I train hard, I’ll become a world champion.”