Signing with Dave Coldwell a ‘no-brainer’ for Jamie McDonnell

Jamie McDonnell
Jamie McDonnell

Jamie McDonnell admits he considered managing himself before deciding to sign with Dave Coldwell last week.

But the WBA bantamweight champion is convinced he has made the right decision in joining up with the Rotherham-based fight man and feels he has built a strong team as he plots bantamweight domination.

“I came to the end of my management contract and had a good long think about what I wanted to do,” McDonnell said.

“I thought about doing it myself but there’s so many little things it’s best to leave to someone else so I can concentrate on boxing.

“I met with Dave, talked about where I want to go with things like sponsorship, and there was nothing to think about after that.

“He’s a great guy doing really well for himself and he’s local. He’s also got a great relationship with Eddie Hearn (McDonnell’s promoter) so it’s ideal.

“It’s a great little team – me, Eddie and Dave – and I’m confident about the good things we can work together on.”

Last weekend it was confirmed McDonnell will face WBO bantamweight king Tomoki Kameda in a unification bout in Las Vegas next year – provided he successfully defends his WBA title against Walberto Ramos on November 22.