TREVEN TOP-FLIGHT COLEMAN “TIME FOR TAKE OFF”
By Bill Green
This Saturday night, November 5th, 2016, B&B and Omaha’s own, Treven “Top-Flight” Coleman 3-0 (1) returns to the ring as he faces Super Featherweight Anthony Crowder 0-4, of Des Moines, Iowa.
The Coleman vs Crowder 4 RD Super
featherweight bout will take place in nearby Saint Joseph, MO, at the NoPlace Bar. The entire card is being promoted by John Carden’s Legacy Entertainment which includes a very interesting Midwest Cruiserweight main event matchup between power punching vet Gary “Freak Train” Tapusoa 8-6-1 (7), of Independence, MO vs fellow cruiser and throwback fighter, “Dangerous” Damon Reed 48-19 (32), of Topeka, KS.
While Coleman’s fight appears on paper to be a stay busy fight as the highly publicized and anticipated rematch between former amateur rival Paul Whiteface looms…he definitely is taking this fight serious.
Coleman has been training alongside fellow B&B teammate, Steven “So Cold” Nelson, down in San Diego, CA, for several weeks.
After yet another rough and tough day at the gym, this reporter caught up with the most colorful and brash fighter in B & B’s stable … aka the “slickster”, aka “ lil bro” aka Treven “Top-Flight” Coleman.
BG: Hello champ, how was camp in California?
Coleman: It was great; I mean the weather was sensational. Coach Basheer is teaching me new things, the technical side of things. I’m able to slow down and concentrate here with big bro Steven right by my side. The sparring and different looks was definitely what I needed. Red, Bo, my pops, and now coach Basheer, that’s a ton of knowledge right there. I’m truly blessed.
BG: I think most fight fans at times forget how much importance is needed for the mental part of this game. In other words, you can be in shape physically but if not mentally prepared than the opportunity could lead to disaster. Do you agree?
Coleman: Most definitely, coming out here, is a huge change, but a good one. It allows me to see things clearly. I feel like I’m in a zone. No distractions, just me and the training. Mentally, I’m on point. My mindset is taking care of Mr. Crowder on Saturday night…it’s the only thing that is on my mind.
BG: I assume you are referring to the upcoming rematch that everyone is eager to see in Whiteface?
Coleman: Yes, like I said. Anthony Crowder is first and I’m taking one fight at a time. TC (Terence Crawford) taught me to never look down the road, focus on my opponent at hand. My opponent is Crowder and this Saturday that is what matters. After that we will deal with what’s his name…Whiteface lol.
BG: So Nelson fights Friday and you fight Saturday, then in December boss man Terence Crawford fights Dec 10 and then back to work for you and the fellas Dec 17 New Generation 3?
Coleman: Yes, sir, me and Steven ready to hold it down. We ready to kick things off with some major W’s. Exciting time for us…. exciting time for Omaha. We gonna set the tone.
BG: Sounds like a plan indeed champ. What can fight fans expect from you this Saturday night?
Coleman: Well you know me…. it’s time to get passengers on the plane, pilot has been down since May, engines are fired up, all aboard…. it’s time for Take Off!!!
WHEN: THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 5TH, 2016 6PM CT START TIME
WHERE: NoPLACE BAR, ST JOESEPH, MO (SHORT DRIVE FROM OMAHA)
PROMOTER: LEGACY ENTERTAINMENT (JOHN CARDEN)
TICKETS: $25 GENERAL ADMISSION/ $50 FLOOR SEATING
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.bandbboxing.com