It was a mixed few days for Dave Coldwell whilst donning his manager’s cap last week as two of his talented charges were in action and aiming to maintain their flawless ledgers albeit in different circumstances.
On Friday, Coventry prospect, Jordan Cooke, demonstrated that he was ready for a step up with a resounding points win over Jordan Ellison In Birningham whilst Tom Doran learnt some valuable lessons when coming unstuck against the excellent Chris Eubank Jnr, on the huge 02 Arena show on Sky Box Office. Both results invoked different emotions in Coldwell but overall he’s satisfied with what both fighters took from their respective performances.
“Different emotions are with me now but reflecting I feel a little better,” revealed Coldwell. “With Tom, I know it was a big step up but it was something he had to take and he had to find out how good he can be or how much he has to improve. A loss is only a bad thing if a fighter doesn’t improve from it and I’m backing Tom to show plenty of character and rebound from it well. It’s his first defeat and that can be crushing for a fighter but it can also be the platform back and Tom needs to take from the experience and come back a lot stronger. I’ll be having a chat with him and we’ll decide his next move when the time is right.”
On Cooke, Coldwell added, “It hurt me not to be there but the reports I’ve had back are excellent and Jordan is someone who I think could be ready to be stepped up now. He’s improving with every fight and he’s wining thrm the way he should be winning them by looking good almost every time he gets in the ring. There’s an opening for a new star in the Midlands and I’m confident that Cooke can establish himself as that man as long as we keep getting him the right fights and he keeps learning in them.”