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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

2 Eliminator's for BcB Fighters

Light Heavyweight Ricky Summers and English Bantamweight Champ Liam Davies have both been put in Eliminators in there respected divisions by the British Boxing Board of Control.

Summers (33) will be taking on the unbeaten English Light-Heavyweight champ Dan Azeez for his title and to get a step closer to a British title shot. Azeez (31) from Lewisham London has won all 12 of his fights and won the English title in December of 2019 beating Lawrence Osueke on points. He then went on and defended it in September of 2020 stopping Andre Sterling in the ninth round. Summers who has won 17 of his 20 fights with 1 draw last fought in a six round contest against Raimonds Sniedze in December of 2019 where he won by a 3rd round stoppage. Summers has previously fought for the British title when he took on Frank Buglioni in July of 2017 losing on points. Summers has also fought Andre Sterling and Lawrence Osueke where he lost tonSterling on points and got a split draw against Osueke. This eliminator will be promoted by Lee Eston and be held in Bolton on Saturday 17th April 2021.

Current hot prospect and current English Bantamweight champ Liam Davies will be defending his title against Dennis McCann with the winner taking on current British and Commonwealth champ Lee McGregor. McCann is a 20 year old southpaw from Maidstone Kent has won all of his 8 fights and has stopped 5 of his opponents. Davies from Telford has also had 8 fights win out defeat, with the 24 year old stopping 3 of his opponents. Davies won the English title in his last fight live on Sky sports at Wembley arena stopping Sean Cairms in the 6th round. The fight has gone up for purse bids and will have to be contested by the end of August 2021.

Dexter’s Thoughts

Well this is great news to hear that two of the Bbcolumn’s favourites are getting eliminator’s for British titles. This will probably be Ricky’s last chance at getting a shot at the British title but I’m sure himself and his team will not leaving anything to chance. You have got to question at 33 how much desire Summers has left but if he does Azeez could be in for a very hard night. I believe that if Ricky and his team get his tactics right and he still has that desire burning inside he could well be crowned English champ and get one step closer to the Lonsdale Belt.

Davies is a former Bbcolumn boxer to watch and was also in the running for Boxer of the year in 2020. He has not put a foot wrong yet and if he can get passed McCann I can see him emulating Brad Foster and winning the British and Commonwealth titles. But after looking at McCann's record and chatting to some trainers, McCann is by no means a cake walk. Both fighters have proved they can stop people so both fighters have to be aware of this. I am a big Liam Davies fan and I think he will have to be at the top of his game in this fight to get the win, but I am confident he will be and both him and Ricky Summers will be entered into the Bbcolumn Hall of Fame very soon.


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