Walker in Demolition Job
Welterweight Midlands area champ Conah Walker was in no mood to waist any time in the main event of BcB's show ‘Someone’s 0 has got to go’ at the Hangar venue Wolverhampton (1.10.21). The 26-year-old from Wolverhampton was supposed to be defending his Midlands area title against Jamie Stewart but after Stewart pulled out of the contest BcB managed to get unbeaten MTK fighter Jack Ewbank to step in in a 6-round contest. Both fighters weighed in 10 stone 9 with Walker boasting a record of 9 wins and 1 draw and Stewart having a record of 4 with out defeat with Chris Dean reffing.
When the bell went Walker came out with intent and banged in some big shots to Stewart’s body and head. Stewart looked like a rabbit in the headlights as Walker poured forward putting him down with a flurry of punches. Ewbank got to his feet and continued and was put down again but ref Chris Dean classed it as not a knockdown as Walker hit him in the back of the head. Ewbank took his time to recover before the ref started the contest again, Walker then continued to come forward with big shots with Ewbank having no answer and being put down for the second time. Ewbank managed to get to his feet but did not look like he wanted to continue, in my opinion the fight should have been called off at that point but the ref checked Ewbank and let him continue. Walker then banged in 3 or 4 more big shots before the ref eventually stopped the fight to the cheers of the home fans.
What a statement by Walker tonight, you could see from the first bell he was in no mood to mess around. There was a lot made of Ewbank being unbeaten but I really don’t think he had fought anyone of the level of Walker. I got to say Walker looked in great shape and in the short time he was in the ring showed controlled aggression and picked his shots well and should now be looking to move up to English title status. The Column look forward to seeing Walker fight again soon.