Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce that they have joined forces with David Coldwell and Coldwell Boxing for Tony Bellew’s British light-Heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh on ‘The Big Bang’ card at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday April 14, live on Sky Sports.
“I'm delighted to be working in association with David Coldwell and Coldwell Boxing to deliver another great night of boxing for Sky Sports,” said Eddie Hearn. “Tony has tremendous support in Liverpool and Danny represents a real test for him on what promises to be an electric night at the Echo Arena.”
Bellew holds a 16-1 record as a pro and scooped both the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight belts in 2010. Last year he also challenged for the WBO light-heavyweight title, dropping a close and competitive decision to champion Nathan Cleverly.
“It’s a dream come true to back on Sky Sports,” said Bellew. “April 14 is going to be a great night with a great atmosphere and I can't wait to put on a big performance in front of my people.”
Challenger McIntosh, meanwhile, is 13-2 (7 KO) and won the English light-heavyweight title in just his eighth pro bout, and in January 2011, McIntosh shocked the world when travelling to France to knockout home hero Thierry Karl, lifting the European light-heavyweight belt in the process.
“As promoters, we strive to give the fans what they want and the fighters what they deserve, both in terms of opportunity and exposure,” said Coldwell. “This fight between Bellew and McIntosh deserves the platform and coverage Sky Sports will provide, as it is a contest everybody in the trade is looking forward to.
“I'd also like to express my own personal delight at linking up with both Eddie and Sky Sports for this particular event. Eddie and I share a similar passion for the sport and I am full of admiration for the way in which he is attempting to drive British boxing towards a brighter future.”
Tickets go on sale at 9am Thursday morning (February 2) with those priced at £30, £40, £60 and £80 available from the Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400 and www.coldwellboxing.com. VIP packages priced at £150 are exclusively available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com.