Walker Wants Birthday Win

The Wolf fights in Walsall this weekend

Conah Walker agrees that moving to five wins without reply in the welterweight division would make for the perfect birthday present.
The unbeaten prospect, from Wolverhampton, has four victories under his belt as a pro with two TKOs already to his credit.
‘The Wolf now features on BCB Promotions’ show at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 11th May.
Walker will turn 24 on the 22nd but will still be preparing for a second six-round contest after stepping up the sessions.
He will have a boxing legend among the presence in his corner, as he’s coached by two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.
His previous outing saw him end proceedings early against Arvydas Trizno, who was planted on the canvas and counted out during the third round.
A debut success over Jan Korec ended by stoppage, in the fourth, with points results over Rudolf Durica and Kevin McCauley also on his ledger.
He’s a graduate of Merridale Boxing Club in his home city and left the amateur ranks with a record of 30 wins from 33 fights.
Glories in the vest included two national titles in the England Development Championships and a run to the national semi-finals of the England Elite competition.
He said: “I was happy with my last performance, I got him out of there in the third and I didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. He didn’t land a punch on me.
“I was actually planning to let my hands go after that, but the chance came along and I knew that shot would come.
“I hit him to the top of the head, he was moaning it was an illegal punch but it certainly wasn’t behind the head.
“I’m doing a six-rounder again and maybe I need to go that distance. We’ll see what happens, as long as perform then I’ll be satisfied.
“Perhaps I shouldn’t be taking them out there, all of the time, but people want excitement and I’ll struggle to resist the temptation of providing that.
“I can’t complain about how things are going, I’ve had a chat with Ricky in the gym about having a couple more fights and then seeing where I am.
“The borderline for title fights is 10-0, really, but it might come a bit sooner if I went for something like the Midlands.
“I’ll be keeping my eyes open for belts, but I need to keep on winning and I’m looking forward to boxing at Walsall Town Hall
“It’s my birthday 11 days later, so hopefully I’ll be able to celebrate properly when the show is over and done with.”
Ricky Summers, with new trainer Spencer McCracken in his corner for the first time, features elsewhere on the Town Hall card as he looks to get back to winning ways.
Summers, from Tipton but now a resident of Wombourne in Wolverhampton, has challenged for the British light heavyweight title and wants another opportunity.
Midlands Area Lightweight Champion, Kane Baker, is also back in action against Plymouth’s Des Newton.
Kelcie Ball, from Dordon in Warwickshire, is also in action for his first outing as a member of the BCB stable.
‘Cannon’ Ball got nine wins under his belt, with one stoppage, before unsuccessfully challenging for the Midlands super welterweight crown.
Liam Davies, from Donnington in Telford, is another hopeful making his way as a pro after success in the unpaid ranks.
The super bantamweight, 23, has already secured two points results in his favour, having only turned over late last year.
The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.
Black Country girl Kirstie Bavington, from Wolverhampton, is gathering some momentum since joining up with coach Shaun Cooper at Coops Boxing Camp in Brierley Hill.
‘Bavvo’ could only draw with Borislava Goranova on her paid bow at welter, but has since outpointed Elaine Greenan and halted Katarina Vistica in two.
Two debutants, Amy Timlin and Ruben Campbell, complete the line-up. Timlin travels from Southam in Warwickshire to turn over.
Teenager Timlin, who is just 19, switched sports from kickboxing, where she won a host of titles, and will become a part of the featherweight division.
Second generation fighter Campbell, from Dudley, will join the same super lightweight ranks where dad Ray ‘Raza’ Campbell featured himself in the early 1990s.
Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It’s £40 for entry on the door.

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