Feature | Sep 20 2017

Coldwell: ‘Anthony Fowler can’t play to the crowd; he must remain focused’

Dave Coldwell discusses Anthony Fowler and his busy stable of fighters with Matt Bevan
Anthony Fowler
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TRAINER Dave Coldwell believes that his charge Anthony Fowler must remain focused and avoid trying to play up to his hometown crowd when he fights for the first time in the pro ranks in Liverpool at the Echo Arena on September 30.

Fowler has been perfect so far since he turned over following the Olympic Games in Rio last year, recording two stoppages in his two victories, but Coldwell insists that any lapse in concentration by the 26-year-old will be dangerous in the early stages of his career.

Fowler will come up against Jay Byrne, who could well provide him with a stiff test in just his third fight and is an opponent that Coldwell has been pursuing for the Liverpool man as soon as the pair linked up earlier this year.