Coldwell Boxing star Lee Appleyard goes for his first title on September 3rd when he comes up against Manchester’s Chris Conwell in an English title eliminator at the Doncaster Dome on a Stefy Bull promoted show.
The Rotherham fighter possesses genuine aspirations to compete for titles on a regular basis in front of bigger audiences and is hopeful that he can use the platform provided by his manager, Dave Coldwell, to catapult into more lucrative battles and also to create wider exposure. Appleyard, with only one defeat on his nine fight ledger, is satisfied with his education thus far and is confident the time is right to be facing Conwell.
“I’ve been brought along well and now I’ve got a really big chance and I’m more than ready,” enthused Appleyard. “This is what I got into boxing for, to be involved in fights like this and to be giving myself every chance to get bigger fights and hopefully ending up in good fights on Sky TV. This eliminator gives me something to hold onto and also to build on and it’s a fight that will move me up the rankings and get my name on the radars of some of the guys who are ahead of me.
“It’s hard not to get carried away with what victory could mean but I’ve got to concentrate on the immediate fighter in front of me and that’s Chris Conwell and he’s going to get the best version of me on September 3rd.”
Appleyard added, “This is the most important fight of my career so far and I’ve got to give it everything. I’ve had some brilliant sparring with Andy Townend and that’s been really helpful and I’m also off to Spain to train with the Walsh Brothers so that will also be positive for me.
“My opponent has my full respect and that’s why I’m preparing as hard as I am. This is going to be the biggest a test of my boxing career so far and you’ll see on the night how much it means to me.”