Philly’s Conquest doesn’t let his late start to boxing deter him “You can’t play boxing, you have live it”

Conquest set to take on Vazquez in Philly (Photo courtesy of Philly Boxing History)
Conquest set to take on Vazquez in Philly (Photo courtesy of Philly Boxing History)

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Philly’s Jerome Conquest will be back in action Friday August 5th at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia when he takes on New York’s Victor Vazquez in a six-round lightweight affair.

The 30-year-old southpaw Conquest (6-1, 1KO) is hoping another solid showing will keep him much more busier going forward.

However, one thing he has learned that once he started to trust himself in the ring more, he became a solid fighter – a lesson learned after his second pro bout against Piotr Apostol back in 2014.

In that four-round affair, Conquest gave up a couple rounds let because of inactively and Postol was able to steal the rounds and the fight.

“As you bring up that fight, that fight woke me up and told me I had to be more active and not just sit on a guy,” Conquest said to JMB Radio. “Every since that fight, I knew I had to be first and not be hesitate. I gave up close rounds, and since that fight I do not sit in front of anyone, you have to come and get it”

He has reeled off five straight since that defeat as he gets set for the upstart and younger Vasquez (5-2, 2KO’s).

“My thoughts are I am just going to come in here and do what I do, I am a boxer and I am going to try to frustrate you and knock you out.”

More to follow.

Listen below to find out when Conquest’s love for boxing came back.


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