Owens boxes clever to bag second victory

Nathan Owens after victory in his first pro boxing match
Nathan Owens after victory in his first pro boxing match

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.”