Tony Conquest to fight Ian Tims for WBO European cruiserweight championship

Posted: July 27, 2012 in News
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Tony Conquest will challenge Ian Tims for the vacant WBO European cruiserweight championship at York Hall on Friday  September 7, headlining the latest BoxAcademy event.

Reigning Southern Area champion Conquest is harbouring British and subsequently world ambitions and if he can overcome Irishman Tims, he will secure a WBO ranking along with the WBO European strap.

Francis Warren of Queensberry Promotions said “The WBO European title is an option that we thought was worth exploring for this fight. We’re looking to really fast-track Tony and the chance of securing a WBO ranking that will come with the WBO European belt can get him that spring board to really kick-on through the ranks, which essentially is what the BoxAcademy format is all about.

“It’s a really good match up, Tony has made his intentions clear by blowing away Leon Williams in his last outing, while Ian Tims will come to fight and won his first nine contests in a row before suffering his first loss in his last fight when he challenged for the EBU EU title.”

Also on the bill, 8-0 Erith prospect Lewis Pettit challenges Ian Bailey for the southern area featherweight championship. Pettit has definitely marked himself as one to watch with impressive performances in his first 8 contests, and will be looking to impress against Slough man Bailey and claim his first title.

Also in action are some of London’s hottest young prospects who are quickly gaining a wealth of experience in regular outings on the BoxAcademy bills. Charlie Hoy (2-0) looks to impress in a super flyweight contest, whilst Forest Hill super middleweight Darryll Williams (2-0) features in another four-round contest.

Middleweight prospects John Dignum (1-0) and Tom Baker (2-0) also get the chance to impress, and Joey Taylor who scored an impressive stoppage win in his first outing last month, will be looking to put in another strong performance to his vocal group of Islington supporters.

Once again sponsors Rainham Steel will be providing a bonus of £1,000 to each of the fighters involved in the ‘Fight of the Night’. Both winner and loser of the contest will get the cash bonus.

Article courtesy of Frank Warren Promotions.

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