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  • Press Release/ Dexter Hastings

Davies Crowned King of Europe

Liam Davies was crowned EBU European Super Bantamweight Champion in his hometown of Telford writes Jack Heather.

The BCB Promotions managed boxer who also trains with his father Tristan, also added the WBC International Title to his collection with a unanimous decision victory against Romanian Ionut Baluta.

Davies headlined Frank Warren’s BT Sport show at the Telford International Centre in front of a raucous home crowd.

The 26-year-old dominated the early rounds as he used his height and reach to maintain and control the distance.

The left hook-uppercut combination continued to have success for Davies as he walked the shorter Baluta onto short, sharp shots.

The British Champion did have to deal with a late onslaught from his opponent down the stretch, but Davies calmed any remaining nerves with a confident showing in the championship rounds; executing Errol Johnson and Tristan Davies’ gameplan to perfection.

Baluta had become something of a boogeyman for the 122lbs division, the Romanian bested the highly touted Brad Foster last time out.

But Davies went one better than his British counterpart as he outpointed the Romanian over 12 rounds, 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110.

Davies capped off an impressive 2022 with another win, having already secured the British Title earlier this year in a points victory against Marc Leach.

The world is next for ‘Dangerous’ Davies.

Dexter's Thoughts

What a performance and what a year for Davies, just over the last 12 months he has claimed 4 major titles. After winning the English super bantamweight title in November of 2020 beating Sean Cairns in the 6th round, he then ended 2021 by claiming the WBC international silver super bantamweight title beating Dixon Flores on points. In June of 2022 Davies added the Super bantamweight British title in his home town beating Marc Leach on a unanimous decision. Davies has now added another WBC title and the EBU European title which in my opinion says he is definitely ready to concor the world and fight for titles of this level. With Queensberry promotions behind his I can see this happening very soon, but there is still one fight I would like to see Liam Davies take on Brad Foster. This would be a cracking domestic contest and could possibly even be for a vacant world title. Davies has had a great year and is a big contender for the Bbcolumn's Boxer of the Year.

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