This coming Friday Romford’s hot Cruiserweight prospect Tony ‘Conqueror’ Conquest gets his first shot at a Championship title, when he faces Chalk Farm’s former World ranked star Toks Owoh for the vacant BBBofC Southern Area Cruiserweight title, at Francis and George Warren’s Queensberry Promotions event at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday, 18th November – which will also broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky platform channel 456)
The outcome of Friday’s showdown between Conquest and Owoh is very much of interest to new British Cruiserweight Champion Leon ‘Solid’ Williams, not just because it’s for the belt he vacated just a few weeks ago – in order to challenge, and beat, long time champ Rob Norton for his coveted Lonsdale belt – but because whoever wins this intriguing battle, between a wily old fox and the new kid on the block, will be his next opponent early in 2012.
Following a training session at the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, a relaxed Williams said, “I see Tony Conquest beating Toks comfortably, he’s got good movement, good footwork and good work rate, Toks wont be able to get near him.
Tony’s a young man, twelve years younger than Toks, and he’s on the way up.
The same can’t be said for Toks, he’s thirty nine years old and really doesn’t have anywhere to go.
Don’t get me wrong, he was a world class fighter in his day, at Super Middle, but just hasn’t shined as a Cruiser, he’s a shadow of that guy who earned a World title shot at the turn of this century.
Tony’s unbeaten in seven and is determined to make his mark as a pro. He’ll be well prepared for anything Toks can bring on the night.
Basically, I’m sure it will be Tony that’ll win and will be fighting me in January. That’ll be a great fight for the fans.
Tony’s a good friend of mine but it’s a fight, it’s business and I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do and he’s got to do what he’s got to do.
Hopefully we’ll keep our friendship afterwards, but during the fight it’s a fight, nuff said.”
Tony Conquest versus Toks Owoh for the vacant BBBofC Southern Area Cruiserweight title features on Francis and George Warren’s Queensberry promotion event, headlined by Enzo Maccarinelli versus Gyorgy Marosi, which takes place at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, and broadcast live on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456), on Friday the 18th November 2011.
Tickets, priced £60 (Ringside) and £40 (Standard Seated), are available now on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA