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Coldwell Delighted With Season Start

With the new boxing season back in full swing, Dave Coldwell is a figure within the fight scene who has sported a wide grin since things kicked off again at the month’s start. Residing in Texas for a number of weeks ahead of Jamie McDonnell’s brilliant win over Japanese superstar, Tomoki Kameda, Coldwell was reduced to watching his cruiserweight charge, Tony Bellew, stay busy via a television screen as the Liverpool man halted Arturs Kulikauskis in five rounds in Leeds. Coldwell handed corner duty to Tony Sims for one night only and he was pleased that his man was able to get the win. “It was a bit of a last minute job in terms of opponent and watching the fight you could see he was desperate to survive from the moment the first bell went and it was a just a case of Tony chopping away and taking his opponents legs away from him. We’re after big fights in the cruiserweight division and there’s a number of exciting opportunities for Tony that can be sorted out imminently but the most imp…

WELTERWEIGHT HOTSHOTS TIMOTHY BRADLEY AND BRANDON RIOS CLASH IN A FIRECRACKER FOR WBO WORLD TITLE EXCLUSIVELY LIVE ON BOXNATION

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The scintillating showdown between reigning welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley and the all-action Brandon Rios will be screened exclusively live on BoxNation on November 7th.

The pair collide at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas in an explosive contest for Bradley’s WBO title that is guaranteed to have fight fans on the edge of their seats. 
The ‘Channel of Champions’, BoxNation, through their exclusive output deal with leading promoters Top Rank, will once again bring boxing lovers another thrilling clash to add to a mightily impressive upcoming schedule. 
BoxNation has already confirmed a host of live fights including Miguel Cotto’s superfight with Canelo Alvarez, Lucas Matthysse against Viktor Postol, the meeting between knockout kings Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux and next SaturdayFrank Buglioni’s world title shot against champion Fedor Chudinov
The meeting between two-time champion Bradley and former world champion Rios fits in nicely to the stacked BoxNati…

‘UNITED WOULDN’T BE TOO HAPPY IF I LACED THEM UP AGAIN’ – WAYNE ROONEY TALKS EXCLUSIVELY TO BOXNATION AS HE BACKS LIAM SMITH AHEAD OF WORLD TITLE SHOWDOWN

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says his club wouldn’t be best pleased if the former amateur boxer was to lace up the gloves again.

The 29-year-old was speaking exclusively to boxing channel BoxNation ahead of his friend and fellow Liverpudlian Liam Smith’s world title showdown next month against John Thompson. 
The super-welterweight ace is taking on the American Thompson at the Manchester Arena on October 10th, with England’s all-time leading goalscorer recalling his fighting days and saying the Old Trafford club wouldn’t be too happy if he was to return to the ring. 
“My uncle runs a gym in Liverpool I used to go there from the age of 9 until I was 15. It was great, I really enjoyed it, but Everton made me stop and I had to choose between boxing and football but I think I made the right decision,” Rooney told BoxNation. 
“I used to go round to different gyms sparring which I really liked. It was quite easy in the end to choose football because that’s what I always wanted to…

HEADING FOR SURGERY IN MORNING, LARA FURIOUS WITH DIRTY TACTICS OF OPPONENT ROJAS

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With plastic surgery to repair his badly damaged eyes scheduled for tomorrow in Mexico, and his entire boxing career in jeopardy, featherweight contender Jorge "Pilon" Lara (27-0, 19 KOs) says the opponent that caused the damage, Puerto Rico's Jesus Rojas, should be banned permanently from boxing. 24-year-old Lara took on Rojas last Tuesday (September 8) in the co-feature of a Fox Sports 1-televised night of PBC Boxing from the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, and was forced to settle for a six-round technical draw after repeated headbutts from Rojas tore deep cuts over both his eyes.  Lara suffered a bad cut on his left eye in round three and his right in round five. At the conclusion of round six, he indicated to referee Jack Reiss he was no longer able to see. Under California rules, the fight went to the scorecards and was declared a draw when all three judges turned in scores of 57-57. "He doesn't deserve an opportunity for a rematch and should…