Kieron Conway adamant he can fight despite ‘pretty boy’ image

Ringside 07/08/2018

Fast-rising light-middleweight Kieron Conway is eager to show the brutality that belie his “pretty boy” looks when he fights on Amir Khan’s undercard.

Northampton’s Conway (8-0-KO3) has been handed a slot on the Matchroom show in Birmingham on September 8 and has always felt he belongs on the big stages.

Now, the 22-year-old knows, it’s time to prove it.

Conway said: “I’ve always been known as a poser and a bit of a pretty boy. That is what it is and if it helps me gain exposure, so be it. It doesn’t mean I can’t fight – I absolutely can.

“I always thought I’d get to this stage young. I’ve always wanted to be on these big stages and that’s where I see myself from now on. I think I’m an entertainer and something the people want to see.

“I want to fight for the English title very soon but then at the same time, I know I have to do things right andmake steps at the right speed. My last fight was a little frustrating and showed I can’t get ahead of myself.

“I feel like there’ll be a lot of people coming down to watch me on this show. The last fight was a Friday night in London so some of my supporters couldn’t make it in time. I even paid for some train fares myself!

“In myhometown I already sell about 250 tickets so I’m hopeful there’ll be plenty of noise behind me for my first big show.”

Khan clashes with Samuel Vargas as the headline act of the show, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.