Romfords Tony Conquest won the vacant WBO International Cruiserweight belt on Friday night (September 7) when Ian Tims failed to come out for the start of the 8th round in the schedule 10 round top of the bill at the York
Hall Bethnall Green.
 
Conquest, 28, was always in control of the fight and although tough and durable Tims never threatened him at anytime and the ‘Conqueror’ eventually worn down and overcome his Dublin opponent before dropping him heavily at the end of round 7 with a chopping right hand.

Tims did well to get up from it to be fare and the bell must have sounded like an orchestra to him has he unsteadily staggered back to his stool. You could see the fight had all but gone out of Tims at this point and his corner pulled their man out, a decision Referee Ritchie Davis excepted.

Unbeaten now in 10 contests, Conquest is trainer by former fighter Jason Rowland and is looking like a fighter ready to step up in the next 12 months. This win comes on the back of two good Southern area title wins over Toks Owoh and his first-round blowout of Leon Williams in July and a British title fight may not be far off in a division wide open and the Lonsdale belt vacant.

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