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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.

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