Dave Coldwell is a boxing trainer, manager and promoter – and even used to box himself. As I spoke to him on Friday afternoon, it was clear the 39-year-old still loves the sport of boxing as much as he did when he first put on a pair of gloves. A success in and out of the ring, his story is all the more remarkable considering its beginnings.
Michelle Phelps has travelled the world interviewing the sport’s most powerful people. Fighting adversity wherever she goes, she battles harder than the boxers she interviews on her road towards success. “Free time, what’s that?” she jokes. At 29-years of age, she remains busy with work for most of the year and has little time off for herself. But perhaps it reminds her, that chasing a dream, is hardly work at all.
How do young journalists view English women’s football? Four members of WNOL Sport discuss the state of England’s women’s national team as they made history by playing at Wembley Stadium for the first time against Germany on the 23rd November. Also up-for-discussion is whether it is time for Arsène Wenger to step aside as Arsenal manager.
A sports-filled weekend with a huge domestic boxing fight, the F1 championship being decided, England rugby internationals and six London clubs featuring in the Premier League.
It has not just been ten years since Arsenal have won the Premier League. It is ten years since football fans across the world have looked forward to Arsenal v Manchester United. The rivalry which once was consumed by hatred and physical dominance guaranteed to always be a decisive fixture in the season. But now it has become just another game.
As the British media descends upon Liverpool to cover the biggest fight in the cruiserweight division, they encounter a classic storyline: an original, but with familiar characters. Two men which, from the outside, have nothing in common. A bold, fiery Liverpudlian filled with hatred and evil intentions plays the villain; and a self-assured Welshman with a quiet confidence represents the hero.
After 13 years, 11 managers and four directors of footballs – Tottenham Hotspur fans are finally pointing the finger of blame at chairman Daniel Levy.