Conner from Bilborough made his professional bow in October of last year with a shut out victory over Joe Beeden followed up by victory over Michael Horabin last month and was asked how the transition from Amateur to the paid ranks had been.
There was a lot to take in but once I had got my debut out of the way and understanding how everything works I learnt a lot and can’t wait to push on said Conner whose plan is simply to keep winning and put myself in a position where opportunities will hopefully come his way.
COVID-19 has affected all our lives however Conner said he was fortunate that although his gym is closed he has been working out at home and doing his daily runs but he is struggling to avoid the temptations of chocolate, however in his “day job” he works in the catering industry and is currently unable to work.
Conner said that Ray Ricketts has been a massive part of his boxing life from the age of 14 and made him the boxer that he is today with Ray continuing to support him today which he is eternally grateful for and also said that his smooth introduction to the paid ranks would not have been possible without Steve Seery and his manager Scott Calow.
In today’s economic employment it can be hard for boxers to obtain sponsorship with Conner considering himself fortunate that Red Box Vape of King Street, Nottingham have been behind him from his debut and hopes that their support will continue as he attempts to make his mark in the Super Featherweight division.
Write up by Richard Vaughan