Davies Gets English Title Shot
BcB's unbeaten fighter Liam Davies has been given a shot at the Bantamweight English title. The 24-year-old fighter who normally fights at Super Bantamweight will be dropping down to Bantamweight for his first title shot. Davies's opponent is Liverpool's Sean Cairns who won the Central area Bantamweight title in March of this year beating Lee Clayton in the 4th round. Cairns (34) has an impressive record of 7 wins with 2 defeats having 7 fights over 4, three-minute rounds, one 6 rounder, and one over ten. Davies who comes from Telford is currently seven without defeat with five being over 4 rounds and 2 over six with two of his fights ending in stoppage. Davies's Title fight will be aired live on Sky Sports on Saturday 21st November at Wembley Arena on the undercard of the Conor Benn v Sebastian Formella.
I messaged Liam about this up and coming fight and asked him a few questions, my first question to the unbeaten fighter was.
How did you feel when the fight was confirmed? Davies said, "I was buzzing when I heard the fight could be on an just patiently waited for the confirmation now it’s finally all done I’m just excited". My next question for Liam was, do you know much about Cairns? He told me "I don’t know much about the lad, I just wanna focus on myself an make sure the best me turns up to fight".
I then asked him was moving down to Bantamweight going to bevan issue? Davies told me "My weight is bang on as I’ve been eating well and training hard also got a great nutritionist on board so its been surprising how well it has gone". I then asked the Telford lad how he felt about fighting on Sky Sports Live? He said "I feel like this is the perfect time for me to step up and show what I’m about on the big stage where it all matters".
My next question to Liam was how has training been going? He told me "I’ve trained harder than every before in my career to make sure I’m 100% ready to not only win but win in style".
My final question was how does he see the fight going? He told me "My prediction for the fight is he’s game an try’s to bring it all night to me but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does not go past 6 cause I just feel my punching power will play a big part".
This is great news about Davies getting an English title shot before the first lockdown Davies was a busy lad on the BcB small hall shows and would have probably fought at least three times and challenged for the Midlands area title if it wasn’t for the Lockdown. Davies who is one of the Bbcolumn’s boxers to watch for this year is an exciting fighter and I have had the privilege of seeing all seven of his fights and have truly been impressed. Davies reminds me a lot of James Beech jr with his amateur pedigree and his will to win temperament. I can see Davies winning the English title and making a big statement live on Sky Sports, whether he wins it and stays at the weight or goes back to super Bantamweight I can see him challenging for a British title next year and maybe being another BcB fighter signed to Matchroom Boxing.