British and Commonwealth super middleweight champion Lerrone 'Sniper the Boss' Richards (13-0, 3KOs) announced the following news on Twitter on June 27: "Delighted to announce David Coldwell as my new trainer! David has a wealth of experience in and around the sport along with a training style I feel perfectly suited to myself. The future is bright. Let’s go!"
The 27-year-old Londoner was trained by Alan Smith and Eddie Lamm at the iBox Gym in Bromley, where Dennis McCann also hones his craft. The nine-time national amateur champion, who compiled a record of 91-9 in the amateurs, was described by Alan Smith as, "the most gifted boxer I've worked with."
Richards has also won WBO European and International titles at 168lbs and is currently unbeaten in 13 bouts, with Lennox Clarke (19-0-1) and Tommy Langford (21-3) as his most recent scalps.
Many have described the slick southpaw as a future world champion and it's easy to see why when he performs. He has an incredible jab - sharp and stinging - fantastic stamina, perfect balance and performs well under pressure. He looks as fresh in the last round as he does in the first round.
His new trainer Dave Coldwell said of his newest signing, "Delighted to welcome unbeaten British and Commonwealth champion Lerrone Richards to the Coldwell Gym. A fantastic talent who I'm looking forward to working with in some very big fights in the future. Some serious skill levels in the gym right now!"
The talented 168-pounder defends his Lonsdale belt for the first time to challenger Umar Sadiq (10-1, 6KOs) in July behind closed doors in the BT Sport Studios in Stratford on a Queensberry Promotions event, televised live on BT Sport.