Conroy Downer reveals five-year pro plan ahead of York Hall outing

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Bedford cruiserweight Conroy Downer says he’s going to take fight fans on an exciting ride for the next five years.

The 27 year old has had back-to-back wins since turning professional and looks to make it three wins out of three at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday, July 14.

Downer says he’s planning to excite.

“People want excitement, they want to see knockouts,” he said, “and that’s what I try to give them.

“I knock people out in sparring all the time – it happens every day – and it will start happening when I get opponents who take chances and don’t just tuck up to survive.

“At the moment, I’m happy to get the rounds in and learn, but I want to push on as well.

“I have got five years in the pro game and want to get as far as I can as quickly as i can.

“That’s long enough for me to get to major title level.

“The cruiserweight division is open and I dream about fighting people like Lawrence Okolie every day.

“That will be a great fight or me once I get up to that level. I can see me winning that fight spectacularly with a knockout.

“I will make this my division.

“I want to get to that level as quickly as I can and then start challenging these guys.”

Downer has a new manager guiding his career, teaming up with London-based Winston Fuller.

“I shared a couple of fights with one of his lads in the amateurs,” said Downer, “and he always said: ‘If you want to turn pro, give me a ring.’

“So I did.

“Winston has been around a long time and he’s well respected in boxing. He is the right man to take me forward.”

Tickets for the show at the York Hall are available from cdboxing on Twitter and Downer’s Facebook page.