Mark Thompson signs with Coldwell Boxing

Coldwell Boxing has announced its latest signing - Rochdale welterweight Mark Thompson (23-1).

Thompson, 30,  hasn't fought for over two years - his last bout was way back in January 2010, a points win over Paisley's Kevin McIntyre.
His only career loss came back in 2007 by eighth round TKO to South African Vincent Vuma for the WBC International Light Middleweight title. Later that year, he recorded a notable win over Frank Haroche Horta from France.

David Coldwell stated: "With 14 KO's from 23 wins, I expect Thompson to bring excitement to Coldwell Boxing shows as we get him into title contention."
Thompson makes his debut for Coldwell on the Tony Bellew v Danny McIntosh undercard - 14th April at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.


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Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.