Kieron Conway

Kieron Conway lands shot at British champion Ted Cheeseman

Published On Wednesday, June 5, 2019By British Boxing News

Ted Cheeseman vs Kieron Conway confirmed

Kieron Conway (12-1, 3 KOs) will step up to challenge British champion Ted Cheeseman (15-1, 9 KOs) on the Matchroom Boxing show at York Hall on June 21.

Conway was most recently seen reaching the semi-finals of the Ultimate Boxxer, where he suffered the first defeat of his career to eventual winner Derrick Osaze.

Now, the Northampton star gets his chance on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US in taking on Bermondsey’s Cheeseman, who won the title by outpointing Asinia Byfield last October.

Conway told matchroomboxing.com: “The British title is the pinnacle of domestic boxing and every British fighter dreams of these opportunities. I’m a beast at Super-Welterweight and it’s important for me to keep my momentum going.

“I’m really excited that it’s live on Sky Sports and DAZN too. It’s a huge platform and hopefully a lot of people will be watching us go at it. Being a British champion has always been a big dream of mine as it would be great for me but also history for my town of Northampton.”

Champion Cheeseman, a lifelong Millwall FC fan, said: “I sparred Conway once a couple of years ago. He isn’t bad, he’s a good fighter and he’s busy, but he’s very inexperienced. I think he’s only lost one out of 13 but the maximum he’s done is an eight rounder.

“Everyone knows that I can do 12 rounds at a very high pace. Even though I got beat and I never looked my best in my last fight, I still stuck it out for the full 12 rounds at a high pace – from the first bell to the last.”