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Conquest Aims For Commonwealth/British Straps in 2014

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

TONY CONQUEST will swap a gas ring for a boxing ring next month as he bids for the first of two titles in his sights this year.

The Romford gas fitter meets Australian Daniel Ammann for the vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title at York Hall on February 22.

Conquest has got his career back on track with two wins following the only loss on his record against Neil Dawson in December 2012.

A first round stoppage of David Vincena last September was followed by a points win over Wadi Camacho the following month.

Now the 29-year-old Conquest, who has a record of 12 wins and one defeat, says: “Yes, I really have turned my career back around lately.

“Losing to Dawson was a real blow but I have buckled down and got my act together and everything is working out just fine.”

Conquest is hoping to pick up the Commonwealth belt and then target a showdown with Jon Lewis Dickinson for the British title.

But, before that happens, he has to overcome Ammann, from Stockton in New South Wales, who has won 29 out of 35 fights with one draw and holds the Australian title.

Ammann was due to face Nathan Cleverly at the Copper Box Arena next month, but the Welshman will now feature on a bill at Aintree in his cruiserweight debut.

Conquest, meanwhile, is looking forward to facing his rough and tough Aussie opponent and said: “It promises to be a cracking fight.

“He was confident enough to fly around the world to fight Cleverly and he’ll be thinking that he’s got the beating of me as well.

“I’ve got my career back on track now and I’m looking to end the year with the British and Commonwealth belts around my waist.

“That’s what’s motivating me to beat Ammann, win the Commonwealth title then it could be Dickinson for the British later this year.

“It’s down to me do a good job on the night against Ammann and show that I’m back and mean business.”

Featuring on an action-packed undercard at York Hall will be super-featherweight Mitchell Smith who takes on Holyhead’s Mark Evans over eight rounds.

All-action Mitchell, who’s unbeaten in seven, holds the Southern Area title but is looking to step up this year and has targeted the English and British titles.

Undefeated super-middleweight prospect Tom Baker will lock horns with experienced Welshman Jamie Ambler in a six-rounder.

Enfield brothers Chris and Andreas Evangelou both feature on the show, welterweight Chris taking on Trowbridge’s Dan Carr and light-heavyweight Andreas tackling Tichford’s Sam Cozens.

* The show will be shown live on BoxNation (Sky Ch 437/Virgin Ch 546). Tickets from Ticketmaster on 0844 844 0444.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 01-18-2014

All of these so called British prospects lack experience & could do with taking a leaf out of Mark Heffron's book & grab a few fights on the continent. Smith/Evans looks to be fight of the night!

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