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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Davies Shows His Class In First World Title Win

Telford's Unbeaten fighter Liam Davies showed his world-class skills as he claimed his first world title at the Resorts World Birmingham (16.3.24). Twenty-seven-year-old Davies who record stood at fifteen without defeat tool on Mexican Erik Robles (23) for the IBO super Bantamweight World title on the Queensberry promotions show live on TNT.  Davies weighed in eight stone nine with Robles coming in the same with John Latham reffing in the twelve-round contest.

Davies started the first round fast landing nice sharp combinations from the first bell, Robles came back with some good shots of his own but Davies who looked focused and sharp won the round with everything coming off the jab. Robles started the round strong trying to get closer to Davies, Davies kept his distance and his composure landing a cracking combination putting Robles down hard, Robles somehow got to his feet and looked very unsteady on his feet but he some how managed to convince the ref he was OK and was allowed to carry on. Davies then jumped straight back on Robles landing one more shot before Ref John Latham stopped the fight one minute seventeen seconds of the second round.

Davies, The New IBO super-bantamweight world Champion.


Dexter’s Thoughts

There was never any doubt in my mind that Liam Davies would be where he is now a World Champion. I have followed this talented fight from his first fight back at the Holiday Inn Birmingham in December of 2018. You could see there was the potential then and over the next five years he amassed every belt they put him up for claiming the English, British, European WBC, and WBO International titles all at Super Bantamweight. The IBO isn’t one of the big four world titles but I think it is the start of a Davies contesting four the bigger titles. This does mean that he will have to take on Japanese unbeaten undisputed super Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue who currently holds all the major world titles. The Twenty-six year has fought twenty-six times winning twenty-three via stoppage. Naoya has fought in twenty-one world title fights at Lightweight Flyweight, Bantamweight, and Super Bantamweight respectfully but this is now the level Davies is now. Whatever happens, when he meets this Pound for Pound fighter I know he will give it everything he has, and who knows Teford’s Liam Davies could be the man to beat Naoya for the first time.

Congratulations to Liam Davies on his fantastic victory.

pictures from BcB Promotions



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