6th September 2012

Tony Conquest
Tony Conquest takes on Dublin’s Ian Tims for vacant WBO International Cruiserweight championship at the York Hall Bethnall Green tomorrow night (Friday September 7) in what should be an interesting match up.

Unbeaten Conquest from Romford in Essex has had nine straight wins under the guidance of trainer Jason Rowland, before topping the bill on Queensberry Promotions’ latest BoxAcademy event.

The 28-year-old ‘Conqueror’ wants to keep busy after his first-round KO win over Leon Williams – his former gym pal at Canning Town’s TKO Gym, who had stopped Conquest in the amateur’s.

“It’s a really good match up. Tony has made his intentions clear by blowing away Leon Williams in his last outing.” said Francis Warren of Queensberry Promotions.

Tims was a good amateur and represented Ireland before turning pro in 2008. He won his first nine fights and claimed the Irish title with a win over Michael Sweeney, before tasting his first defeat in Finland in January. A points loss against Juho Haapoja for the EBU-EU (European Union) cruiserweight title.

Dubliner Tims comes from that troubled background, he is said to have recieved death threats from some of the toughest criminals in Ireland and his friend was stabbed to death in a pub fight.

With Tims now able to continue with his boxing despite the setbacks, he is looking to get his career back on track. The man they call ‘The Tank’ is said to be in the best shape of his career after the ups and downs and looks like providing the toughest ring test for Conquest.

“I don’t know Tony, but I know a few people that do and they say he is a nice lad. I have a lot of respect for him and its has the makings of a cracking fight. What I have been told about him it really has the makings of a great fight. I look forward to getting it on. ” said Tims.

“This training camp is going perfect. I have had strength and condition training for the first time I feel stronger than ever.” 

On the undercard 

The unbeaten Lewis Pettitt gets a chance at a first career belt when he takes on the (7-11) Berkshire fighter Ian Bailey. The BBBofC Southern Area Super-Bantamweight crown is on the line, as Pettitt looks to extend his fight record to 9 – 0 over 10×3 minute rounds.

Rising star “Pretty” Ricky Boylan (5-0) is in action once again. He faces the experienced Londoner Mark McKray over 4×3 minute rounds at light-welterweight.

At Super-Flyweight Charlie Hoy will enter the ring against Sheffield fighter Anwar Alfadli for 4×3 minute rounds looking to extend his promising career record to 3 – 0.

Prospect Tom Baker on his third professional outing. Standing in his way is the 1 – 2 – 1 27-year-old Joe Welsh in a 4×3 minute rounds at middleweight.

Darryll Williams has his 3rd pro fight when he takes on Louis Byrne (2-27) in the Super-Middleweight divison.

Ireland’s Anthony Cacace unbeaten in 4 fights goes into an 8×3 minute rounder opponent TBC

The action will be shown live on BoxNation

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