Northampton boxer Conway to fight Cissokho on top class Anthony Joshua Wembley bill

Northampton boxer Kieron Conway returns to the ring next month when he takes on Olympic bronze medalist Souleymane Cissokho at Wembley Arena.
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Kieron Conway

The super-welterweight bout is part of the exciting undercard of the huge Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev bill on Saturday, December 12.

Conway, who won the vacant WBA (Inter-continental) title in August when he beat fellow Englishman Navid Mansouri, is set to kick off proceedings at the SSE Wembley Arena.

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The fight night will be staged behind closed doors, but the event is the highest profile yet for Conway as it is a pay-per-view event on Sky Sports Box Office.

Joshua's unified world heavyweight title defence against Pulev is also being beamed across the globe on DAZN.

Conway will take on the unbeaten Cissokho.

The Frenchman won bronze at the Rio Olympics, and since turning professional in 2017 he has won all 11 of his bouts, with seven of them by knockout.

All but one of his fights have been staged in his native France, but Conway knows he is going to be a testing opponent.

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"I’m not one for ducking challenges," Conway wrote on his Facebook page. "Yet again I challenge myself, and again I’m coming to upset a few faces!"

The fight will be Conway's 18th as a professional, and he is protecting an impressive record of 15 wins, one draw and one defeat, with that loss coming in a three-round bout at the Ultimate Boxxer event at the O2 in 2019.

Conway against Cissokho is pencilled in as the first fight of an impressive card that will also feature a second world title fight as Lawrence Okolie takes on former two-time cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki.

Other bouts on the night see Martin Bakole battle Russia’s Sergey Kuzmin over 10 rounds for the vacant WBC International title, while heavyweight Hughie Fury makes his return against Mariusz Wach.

The event will start at 6pm on December 12 on Sky Sports Box Office, and it will cost UK viewers £24.95.

Full booking details available at skysports.com/boxing