• Dexter Hastings

Davies shows his class as he claims English title


Telford's Liam Davies showed his class last night (21,11,20) as he claimed the English Bantamweight title against a game Sean Cairns. This title fight was the first on the undercard of the Conor Benn v Sebastian Formella fight which was live on Sky Sports. The show was a Matchroom promotions show with both fighters weighing in 8 stone 5 in this Bantamweight title fight.


Nice steady first round with Davies dictating the pace with his jab and one, two’s, Cairns had his moments but it was Davies's round. Davies stayed in control in the second with everything coming from a sharp jab. Cairns had a real go at the start of the third but Davies stayed composed and got some cracking one, two’s off winning the round with ease.


Davies was in complete control in the fourth keeping it long and simple with nice jabs and one, two’s. Great effort by Cairns in the fifth but Davies picked his shots well and got some great combinations off to win the round. Cairns looked tired in the sixth as Davies picked up the pace and really start banging in some heavy combinations. Cairns corner then made the right decision and pulled the fighter out of the fight at the end of the sixth to give Davies his first title.


Dexter’s Thought’s

What a great performance by Liam Davies to win his first title, I have raved about this young fighter after seeing his debut at the Holiday Inn Birmingham in December of 2018. Davies showed his class by picking his shots well with great timing, he took his time tonight and kept it simple but it was the accuracy of his shots that won him this fight.


Davies made Cairns look ordinary but Cairns had his moments in this fight but it was Davies’s composure and shot picking that earned him this win. Davies was asked after the fight would he like to go for the British title next which he replied straight away “yes". I can see Davies fighting for the British title next year fingers crossed with his big fan base present. I can see this young fighter contesting and winning Commonwealth and European titles in the next few years and asking some big questions eventually at world level. Davies is a real talent and at his age can take his time to learn his trade and claim more titles. I will be looking to interview Davies at some point in the future and look forward to following this talented fighter's career.