Conah Walker tops bill as city hosts big night of boxing

Wolverhampton fighter Conah Walker tops the bill as BCB Promotions returns to the city next month.

Conah Walker (Photo: Lawrence Lustig)
Conah Walker (Photo: Lawrence Lustig)

Walker (9-0-1) tops the bill at the Hangar on Friday, October 1, as he makes a maiden defence of the Midlands Area Welterweight Title he claimed back in May.

The 26-year-old defeated Levi Ferguson in a Fight of the Year Contender in Sheffield and will be looking to cement his place as King of the Midlands when he steps in with Stoke’s Jamie Stewart.

Stewart (2-2-1), two years Walker’s senior, burst on to the last year when he defeated Michael Hennessy Junior before drawing with much-touted Albanian Florian Marku at Wembley Arena.

It’s a tough first defence for Walker but one that the Wolverhampton man will be confident of overcoming as he looks to step up to English Title level and beyond.

Walker is joined by fellow Black Country fighters Kyle Williams, Kirstie Bavington, Andy Owen and debutant Jermaine Osbourne-Edwards.

Williams returns after more than a year out of the ring. The former Midlands and English Bantamweight champion put in a stellar performance against Charlie Edwards last time out and will be looking to get back to winning ways and rebuild a very promising career.

Bavington meanwhile is back in action just months after her war with Sandy Ryan at Matchroom HQ in July.

The Lone Wolf will be looking to get back to winning ways as she plots her own course in the pro game at super lightweight.

Super middleweight Owen is in action next weekend at Walsall FC’s Banks’s Stadium looking to build on an impressive pro debut earlier this year. The Richie Carter-trained prospect will be joined, subject to BBBoC approval, by stablemate Jermaine Osbourne-Edwards.

Fellow Carter debutants – Wednesfield’s Alex Round and Cannock’s Ollie Cooper – are also set for their forst pro fights at middleweight and super welterweight respectively while Swandlincote super lightweight Connor Parker makes a welcome return to the ring for the first time since March 2020.

Tickets for the show, sponsored by Principle Partners Alliance Scaffolding, Jobsworth Recruitment and GPW Consulting Ltd, are on sale now. Priced at £40 standard or £75 VIP ringside with buffet, they can be purchased direct from the boxers or by visiting myfighttickets.com

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