Conway conquers Metcalf as hopes for British title surge

Northampton’s own Kieron Conway beat JJ Metcalf in a convincing win which sees him move one step closer to that British Title.

Conway holds of Metcalf at the M&S Bank arena – DAZN.com

Kieron ‘too-class’ Conway was a convincing winner in Liverpool on Saturday night as he outboxed the home fighter JJ Metcalf in front of a packed-out M&S Bank arena on the Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler undercard. The build-up was intense going into the fight, with Conway touting himself for An early Knockout victory, but Metcalf insisted he could handle anything Conway had to offer.

However, promoter Eddie Hearn could not pick a winner for the British Title eliminator:

‘He looks the part, he’s a good fighter! He went over to Dallas and lost to Cissokho – but he only got out to Dallas on the Wednesday due to problems with his visa.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn analyses the bout between Metcalf & Conway – Lynden Dixon

But he’s a fit strong boy, and its going to be a good fight’

But after the Press Conference and the weigh in, there could only be one winner come Saturday night:

Conway was announced as the winner by unanimous decision after a dominant display against JJ Metcalf. After such a convincing win, Conway looks on towards the top of the domestic super welterweight scene, with Troy Williamson beating Ted Cheeseman for the British title on the same night.

Eddie Hearn has since said he is right in the mix after that victory, at the top of the domestic scene. There are calls from fans for a rematch with Ted Cheeseman, as the pair of them drew only just two years ago.

Scott Fitzgerald, despite being inactive recently, is another name touted as a potential candidate for Conway as the man fighting out of the Shoe Box gym looks to travel up the ranks.

The next few months will be telling for Conway, but a British title is well within the sights of the Northampton-born boxer.

Lynden Dixon

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