Charles Conwell Has No Named Foe Just Weeks From Fight Night!

Charles Conwell Is Heading to New York City

Charles Conwell stands across from a mystery opponent
Charles Conwell yet to name his foe for his Golden Boy debut on April 20 (Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA, Depositphotos)

Is Golden Boy Fumbling Their Premier Venture with Conwell?

In a recent post, super welterweight boxer Charles “Bad News” Conwell (18-0, 13 KO’s) announced his next impending April 20 fight date with Golden Boy Promotions (GPB). What Conwell did not mention was who he was going to be dueling on the high profile Haney versus Garcia undercard. This should not be entirely surprising. Without question, the promotional arm has helmed a rather bizarre promotional campaign.

Taking center stage for virtually all the wrong reasons, GBP centerpiece fighter “King Ry” Ryan Garcia has raved like a lunatic on all platforms that would have him. In fact, his eccentricity came so fast and furious at a point that many feared the fight would not happen.

Meanwhile, as Garcia was so-called proselytizing on the mic, Golden Boy Promotions never bothered to announce the undercard. This is even more puzzling considering the tickets to the event are being sold for a hefty toll. Nevertheless, Bad News signed up with GBP this past February and is along for a ride.


When taking into account this already considerably chaotic promotion, it is no surprise that Conwell has been publicly greenlit but not attached to a known opponent. It will be interesting to see who Bad News dances with. On the one hand, Conwell is coming off of a year and a half of inactivity. Even still however, the heavy-handed bruiser is ranked #1 (WBC) and in an ideal position to challenge for the belt.

The question then becomes: will a seriously competitive match versus top tier competition take place or will Conwell get a soft touch? Either is just as probable. Former unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. famously got ejected from his car in a life-altering automobile accident. Then, in his first prizefight back, he took on top-rated pugilist Danny Garcia.

Then again, Team Conwell may want to ease him back into competition; This and protect the prime real estate he enjoys in the WBC rankings. Thankfully, considering the fight is only a couple weeks away, we won’t have to wait long to know who Conwell will dance with this April 20.

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