• Dexter Hastings

Early Nights For Davies & Heaney



Two of BcB's finest showed off their skills at Telford International Centre on the Queensberry promotions show Live on BT sports (5.6.21). Telford born Liam Davies and Stokes favourite fighter Nathan Heaney sold more than 800 tickets of the 1000 on sale as limited number of fans were allowed back in. Both fighters were in no mood to hang about as both fighters had early nights with great stoppage victories.


Davies Shines In Front of Home Fans

Telford’s Home boy Liam Davies took on Stefan Slavchev in a 6-round contest on the undercard of this show. Unbeaten Davies who was crowned English Bantamweight champ in his last contest weighed in 8 stone 11 with Slavchev coming in 9 stone 1.

Davies started the first round brightly using his jab well getting some nice combinations off. Slavchev was on the defensive from the start and was just looking to counter. But Davies speed and quality shinned though as he put Slavchev down with a straight left hand, ref Kevin Parker counted Slavchev and then warned Davies for hitting while his opponent was going down. Davies had Slavchev down again right at the end of the round, Slavchev got up and managed to see out the round.


Davies came out with intent in the second looking for the finish. He banged in big shots putting Slavchev down early in the round, Slavchev reluctantly got up but as soon as the fight continued, he was straight back down as Davies went in for the kill. Ref Kevin Parker waved the fight off one minute and one second of the second round.




Heany Shines In Stopage Victory

Stokes Nathan Heaney was chief support on the undercard of this Queensberry promotion, the unbeaten fan favourite was taking on Lliyan Markov in a 10-round contest. Heaney weighed in 11 stone 5 while Markov came in at 11 stone dead.

Heaney got his jab going from the start in the first round with a massive support cheering him on. Heaney was steady and very calm as he picked his shots well with some nice combinations. Heaney picked his shots well in the second but was now letting his hands go, Markov tried to get some right hands off but was on the back foot for most of the round.




Heaney started to bang in some hurtful body shots as he started to pick up the pace. The end came with Heaney catching Markov with an evil right hook body shot that put him down with ref Shaun Messer counting him out.



Dexter’s Thought’s

Well, what can you say two great performances from two great talents, Davies is getting better with every fight and has to be destined to be at least British champ at some point. The young unbeaten fighter has a massive support and probably could have sold most of the arena out if it had been allowed. I can only see good things for Davies in his future and now he has established himself BT sports things can only get better for him.

Nathan Heaney’s fans nearly brought the roof down in Telford, he had the majority of the support and did not disappoint his fans. Heaney it another unbeaten fighter with a massive future ahead of him and I can definitely see a British of maybe European title in hi future.

I look forward to seeing these two talented fighter fight again soon.