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Wolverhampton's Conah Walker: I want to fight for titles

By Matt Maher | Boxing | Published:

Wolverhampton boxer Conah Walker reiterated his desire to fight for titles after shining in front of the TV cameras and extending his unbeaten record.

Conah Walker on the attack as he easily out-outpointed Nathan Bendon

The 25-year-old welterweight eased to a comfortable 60-54 points victory over Nathan Bendon in Redditch on Saturday in a show broadcast live on Channel Five.

Walker had been due to battle Kaisee Robinson for the Midlands Area title on the bill but the latter was forced to pull out at short notice due to illness.

That meant Bendon, who Walker beat in another six round contest last May, stepping in at short notice.

Speaking after the fight, Walker made clear his ambition for the future.

He said: “I am in this game to fight whoever and whenever. I am not calling out any names, I am just saying I won’t run away from anyone. I don’t want to fight nobodies. I want to fight.

“I want to fight with titles and I want to win things. I will be back in the gym Wednesday, staying fit and active. When the call comes, I will be ready.”

Walker was on top from the start of the fight and eventually prevailed thanks to his better workrate and cleaner punches, though the performance was far from perfect and Bendon did have some success with his right hand at times.

He added: “It was a good fight. I knew Nathan was a tough kid. We talk regularly and I see what he does so I knew I could not take him lightly.

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“He can really fight and we had a good one there. I really enjoyed it. We have been working on my head movement and my jab.

“I need to watch the fight back. I took too many shots in my eyes and I should have been a bit more busy. I just want to get as fit as I can. I train 100 per cent in gym. There is no other way.”

Walker’s fight was on the undercard of Birmingham fighter Shakan Pitters’ British light-heavyweight title clash with Chad Sugden.

Pitters, who was on Albion’s books as a teenager before swapping the football pitch for the boxing ring, prevailed on a wide points decision.

Matt Maher

By Matt Maher

Chief sports writer for the Express & Star.

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