Conquest facing toughest boxing challenge of career

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 November 2011

Tony Conquest (left) will have to be at his best at York Hall on Friday

Tony Conquest (left) will have to be at his best at York Hall on Friday


Unbeaten cruiserweight Tony Conquest admits he faces the toughest fight of his life when he meets former IBF inter-continental super -middleweight title challenger Toks Owoh at York Hall on Friday night.

Conquest, winner of his seven pro outings, has targeted a British title fight for early next year against his former gym pal and amateur rival Leon Williams.

However, he will need to get past Owoh, a dangerous veteran with four straight wins on the comeback trail after five years away from the sport.

However, Conquest, is confident he is ready for his toughest test.

“Training has gone really well, I’ve had some great sparring with different fighters including heavyweight John McDermott, and I believe I will beat Owoh,” said the fighter trained by ex-WBU light-welterweight champion Jason Rowland.

The Queensbury Promotions show is now headlined by former WBO world cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli, following the withdrawal of John Simpson due to a virus.

The Welshman faces unbeaten Hungarian Gyorgy Marosi in the main event on a show that will be screened on BoxNation (Sky platform 456).

Unbeaten TKO Gym lightweight Billy Morgan is looking to record his fifth straight pro win since joining father and son training duo Jimmy and Mark Tibbs.

Also on the bill are heavyweight Tom Little, light-heavyweight Menay Edwards, welterweight Terry Holmes and light-welterweight Matty Tew.

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