CASTLEFORD’S cruiserweight prospect Nathan “The Outlaw” Owens recorded his second victory when he overcame tough journeyman John Anthony.
Doncaster man Anthony is a former prizefighter contestant who has boxed with the top level fighters in Great Britain and has 27 pro fights to his name so it was a good test of the rising Castleford star (pictured).
Owens’ coach and manager Keith Walker believes his fighter boxed well within himself, keeping to a game plan and coming out with a points win in a four-round contest at Thornbury, Bradford.
In fairness Anthony was a late substitute after Owens’ original opponents pulled out just a few days before the fight date, but it was s solid display from the Castleford boxer who made it two wins from two fights in the pro ranks.
Owens said: “First I’d like to thank my coach, Keith Walker, for getting me in top condition physically, mentally and with a game plan to win. Secondly I want to say thank you to my supporters and sponsors.
“It was a tough fight against a big puncher and yes he did punch hard, but I punch harder and faster, that’s what won me the fight.
“I was very nervous going in against John, who I believe is ranked around 22 in Britain.
“I will be having a long rest over Christmas and look forward to fighting again in March at Elland Road.”