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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Davis loses on points to hot prospect

Birmingham’s Sean Davis put on a valiant performance against Matchroom’s unbeaten hot prospect Qais Ashfaq (5-0). Davis took the 8 round fight with only a week and a half’s notice at the Liverpool Exhibition centre. Davis kept the fight competitive and there did not seem much between them for the first six rounds with Ashfaq just nicking rounds with the cleaner shots. Davis got some good shots off of his own and really tested the Next Gen fighter but didn’t seem to be fighting at his normal high tempo. In the seventh and eighth rounds Ashfaq turned up the pace and showed some good shot selection and movement to win the fight, the ref scored the fight 79-73.  

Davis took to social media to thank his supporters he wrote “Just want to say thank you to everyone for your support for this fight, it was at very short notice one but that’s how this game is sometimes. I have only been back in the gym 3 weeks and only found out about this fight on Saturday last week but couldn't turn it down because I’m a fighter and that’s what we have to do, thank you everyone for your messages and calls it really does mean everything to me, we will be back.

Dexter’s Thoughts

Short notice fight for Davis, but he took it because that is the character of the man, he lost on points to a very, very good prospect but kept the fight competitive for the eight rounds. Davis has now got to set his sights on September 7th when he takes on Lee Glover for the vacant Featherweight Midlands area title at Walsall fc ground. This will be the fight that will define Davis's future in boxing, if he wins the title which I expect him to he will put himself back in line for a chance of taking British and Commonwealth super Bantamweight champ Brad Foster on. If not a shot at Foster then at least an eliminator between him and another hot prospect James Beech Jr, but Davis needs to put this result behind him and focus and claiming the Featherweight title on September 7th. 

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