Issue | Premium | Preview | Jul 16 2019

Cruiserweights to collide at Ultimate Boxxer

Mikael Lawal, Tony Conquest and more are entering the Ultimate Boxxer tournament
Mikael Lawal
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FRIDAY night’s (July 19) Ultimate Boxxer tournament should be entertaining for fans at Altrincham’s Planet Ice and viewers tuning in on BT Sport 2 and BoxNation. Promoter Carl Greaves has found some fun cruiserweights among the eight hopefuls and in Tony Conquest, a former Commonwealth champion at a crossroads. The 35-year-old from Romford and Ultimate Boxxer are a good fit. Conquest is fighting for his future – and vulnerable. He has been KO’d three times in his 18-3 (6) career, including last time out by Italian left-hander Fabio Turchi in November.

“There are some good lads in this tournament, but I’m fast, strong and I hope winning this will put me back in the picture. All I ever wanted was a shot at the British title,” Conquest said.

Ultimate Boxxer probably doesn’t suit 10 and 12-round fighters, but I’m tried and tested and none of them have been pushed like me. You can look great when nobody’s punching you on the button. You can never really say what’s going to happen in a three-round fight. We all weigh over 14 stone and we can all punch.”

 

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