Manchester’s Chris Conwell has found himself preparing for another title shot.
Conwell is straight back in the English title mix, this time against Carl Greaves’ fighter Sam Bowen.
‘Conny’ elaborated on his feelings after finding out he will box for the English Super Featherweight title again.
“I was shocked to be honest when I got the call. I’m going in as the away fighter again as the fight is in Nottingham on March 11 but that doesn’t bother me at all.”
Conwell is trained under the guidance of former British and European Champion and World title challenger John Murray at Murray’s gym on the outskirts of the city centre. The Manchester Super Featherweight divulged into how his camp had been going in preparation for the highly rated Bowen. He also discussed life at Murray’s gym.
“Camp is going well so far. I’ve got a nine week camp for this fight and time off work so I expect a career-best performance on March 11.” Conwell continued, “The gyms buzzing at the moment. There’s loads of pros training together and everyone buzzing off each other.”
“John and Joe (Murray) both have their own expertise. John’s work ethic and experience as a pro is hard to match and Joe is still fighting and is top class, so sparring Joe and learning from him is brilliant.”
Nottingham’s Sam Bowen was highly regarded in the amateurs and is undefeated as a professional going into the March 11 title fight. ‘Conny’ gave his take on his counterpart. “I don’t know much about Sam Bowen, I heard he’s a decent amateur and he’s strong but he’s not boxed anyone.”
“I’ve boxed in a higher class. Last time out I got caught by a big puncher it happens.” In his previous attempt for the English title Conwell was beaten by the highly rated Yorkshireman Andy Townend. He earned the right to box for the English title after sensationally stopping highly regarded Lee Appleyard.
Conwell weighed in on his prediction for March 11 and what may lie ahead for the likable Mancunian. “I’m not looking past Sam at all.” Conwell continued, “I’ve been the away fighters 3 times on the run now but I promised my kids I’d win this title so the title’s coming back to Manchester.”
“I’ve got great support and I can thank my supporters enough. Hopefully I can get the win on March 11 and then look to a big Manchester clash with the likes of Zelfa Barrett, Ryan Doyle, Alex Rutter and Kallum D’ath.”