Who Will Be In Dillian Whyte’s Corner For Fight Against Alexander Povetkin?
It will be a new look for Dillian Whyte’s corner as “Matchroom Fight Camp” comes to a close. The interim WBC Heavyweight Champion has added the services of Dave Coldwell for his August 22 fight.
“Dave is someone I’ve known a long time,” Whyte would end up stating to Sky Sports. “He’s experienced with Heavyweights, was in David Haye’s corner back in the day, and has trained Tony Bellew. He knows how to handle a big guy like Povetkin.
“Dave can offer secondary advice, or perhaps see something that I have missed.”
Making his boxing debut in 1996, Coldwell (6-13) has mainly fought within England. He was 2-2 in his last four fights, his last bout a TKO loss at the hands of Jim Betts in 2000. He has worked with boxers like David Haye, Dereck Chisora, and Tony Bellew, several of whom have held titles before.
“It’s just to be a second pair of eyes, if needed,” Coldwell stated. “I’m there to just help his coach and keep things running smoothly, and if I spot something, then I’ll give my opinion to him, and he’ll take it on from there.
“First and foremost, I’m a boxing fan, so I’m a fan of Dillian Whyte. I’ve always got on with him. Around the shows for years, we’ve always had a bit of a laugh. t’s great to be involved in another massive night and I love working on these huge events. I’m quite experienced at that sort of stuff and it’s exciting.”
Coldwell joins trainer Xavier Miller after Whyte mutually parted ways with head trainer Mark Tibbs. Whyte (27-1) has not fought since December when he beat Mariusz Wach via unanimous decision. On an eleven-fight win streak, “The Body Snatcher” won the interim WBC Title against Oscar Rivas in July.
Whyte will be defending his interim WBC Heavyweight Title against Alexander Povetkin. “Matchroom Fight Camp” will be taking place in the backyard of Matchroom Boxing’s U.K. offices, the former childhood home of Eddie Hearn. The co-main event will be a rematch between Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon.