West Ham United fans Tony Conquest and Mitchell Smith head to the Boleyn Ground tonight for the Hammers’ Premier League clash against Hull.
Conquest, the Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion and Smith, the Southern Area Super-Featherweight Champion, will be announced to the crowd pre-match and get involved in half-time activities.
The pair both feature in big title action at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 12th April when Conquest defends his title for the first time and Smith steps up for the Vacant English title when he challenges Peter Cope, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).
Romford star Conquest is honoured to be asked to go on the pitch. He said, “It’s unbelievable that West Ham have asked me to come along to the match to be introduced to the crowd. When I was a kid into football it was my dream to play for them and come out onto the pitch, but I was never ever going to be good enough to be a pro footballer. Luckily I’m better with my fists so through boxing I have made it onto the pitch, so in a way I’ve achieved my dream!”
Mitchell, who also holds the Southern Area title, said, “I’m at the ground week-in-week-out watching the team so it’s a real honour to be announced to the crowd and show off my Southern Area belt. I hope to come back with the English title next time, I’m confident of beating Cope to win it, but my dream would be to bring the British title here.”
The Power Of London show on Saturday 12th April features Mitchell Smith challenging for the Vacant English Super-Featherweight title against Peter Cope, Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion Tony Conquest makes the first defence of his title, WBO European Super-Middleweight Frank Buglioni defends his title against Sergey Khomitsky, WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete defends his title against Giuseppe Loriga and Lewis Pettitt challenges for the Vacant WBA International Super-Bantamweight Title Challenger. An action-packed undercard features Chris Eubank Jnr., Eddie Chambers, Hughie Fury, Gary Corcoran, Tom Baker, Georgie Kean and the pro-debut of Simon Barclay.