Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Charles Conwell Believes Prospects Have Big Opportunity To Shine During Covid Pandemic

Charles Conwell was scheduled to fight this spring in what would have been his second fight of the year. However, Conwell's fight was scrapped like so many other boxers' fights when the Covid-19 pandemic battered the United States. 

The sport of boxing is just now restarting as promotional entity Top Rank was the first promoter in the United States to start putting on shows in early June and is putting on 2-3 shows a week through at least the end of July. Other promotional companies are expected to follow suit and start back up in late July or August.

The fights are being held without fans in attendance and when Conwell finally gets back in the ring he will likely be fighting in an empty studio.

"It will be kind of weird but I always tune out the crowd. I don't really notice it until the end of the fight," Conwell stated when asked what he thought of fighting without fans.


So far there haven't been any big fights scheduled and what we have seen are prospects fighting other prospects or champions in showcase bouts.  The biggest fights require fans in attendance so that the revenue generated from ticket sales can help cover the bigger purses.

Conwell believes that while the bigger fights may not happen for a while, it is the perfect time for fighters such as himself to step up and graduate to the next level.

"For sure. This is a time for the prospects and contenders to work their way in and get some exposure. The big stars aren't really fighting right now or if they are fighting they aren't fighting even matchups. It definitely is a time for the prospects to go make a name for themselves," Conwell told

Last year Conway was part of a tragedy when he defeated Patrick Day via 10th round knockout in October.  4 days later Day would pass away from injuries suffered in the fight.

Naturally the death was very hard on Conwell. He was able to return to the ring in February when he stopped Ramses Agaton in 4 rounds just before the covid-19 pandemic stopped the sports world. He said it was very important for him to get that fight in to help him move on from the tragedy. 

"That was a real big thing. It helped me get past the prior situation to be honest. It was a relief. I was able to keep my mind set on the fight," said Conwell.

Send questions or comments to ringsidewriter@gmail.comYou can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by genrick on 07-04-2020

Big fights won't be back any time soon doe.

Comment by Mammoth on 07-04-2020

He's right. Everybody else waiting to get full pay

Top Headlines
Without Fans, Frampton Expects Fight With Herring To Take Place In U.S. WBA Prez Gilberto Mendoza Tests Positive For COVID-19 Joseph Parker Return Targeted For October in 'Great Fight,' Says Hearn Maxi Hughes Shocks Jono Carroll, Wins Close Decision Sean McComb Extended 10 Rounds For First Time, Outpoints Siar Ozgul Eleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith - Full Undercard Revealed Sahir Iqbal Decisions Maredudd Thomas Over Eight Rounds ESPN+ LIVE Results: Craig MacIntyre, Pierce O'Leary Score Knockout Wins Israil Madrimov: Whoever Has The Belts - I'm Ready To Fight Them Campbell on Ryan Garcia: He's Never Had Real Test, I'm a Big Leap For Him Hearn Reacts To Arum, Warren: Fury Can't Avoid Whyte Mandatory Joseph Diaz Inks Agreement With MTK Global Felix Cash, Jason Welborn - Face-Off at Final Presser Kauffman: If I Lose To Wallin, I'm Retiring; His Claim To Fame Is Losing To Fury Braekhus On Shields: Nobody Is In Position To Be GWOAT; Has To Prove Herself More Frampton: It's A Joke That Davis & Santa Cruz Are Fighting For Titles In 2 Weight Classes Jack: I Wanted Rematch With Pascal, Staying Busy In Meantime Abel Sanchez: Been A Pleasure Working With Braekhus This Camp, She Is Really Special's Television Pick of The Week - August 12 Bob Arum Motivated To Stock Up on More Heavyweights Adrian Granat Eager To Return, Plans To Make Comeback in October Natasha Jonas Would Entertain Offer To Face Katie Taylor, Says Gallagher Felix Cash Aims For 'Clinical Display' Against Jason Welborn McCaskill Reflects Meeting Braekhus, Showdown Comes To Fruition Stevenson: If Frampton Beats Herring - I'll Whoop His Ass For Jamel! Joshua Franco Presented With WBA Belt By Oscar De La Hoya Miguel Cotto Pushes Back Event in San Juan To October 17 James-Dulorme FOX Fight Peaked At 1,224,000 Viewers; Averaged 1,076,000 Navarrete-Magdaleno Purse Bid Won By Top Rank; Eyed For Oct. 17 or 24 In Las Vegas Josh Taylor-Apinun Khongsong Being Lined Up For September in London Warren: Fury is Not Fighting Whyte, He Wants Joshua - Whyte Can Fight Dubois! Brian Mendoza vs. Cornflake LaManna Set For August 29, FS1 Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell Deal Reached "In Principle", WBC Purse Bid Delayed Adam Deines vs. Nadjib Mohammedi on August 22 Tyson-Jones To Have Belt & Scoring: Badou Jack, Viddal Riley Added To Card Whyte-Povetkin: Jack Cullen vs. Zak Chelli Added To Card Otto Wallin: I Feel Good About This Matchup With Kauffman Benavidez: Fight With Berlanga Can Be Great Rivalry Down The Line Warren: Fury Doesn't Want To Wait For Wilder Till 2021 - Let's Fight Joshua Next Carl Frampton Motivated To Exceed Career Standing of Barry McGuigan
Latest Forum Threads