Ben Davies say’s he is preparing for the fight of his life next month when he enters the ring to challenge for the Queensbury Boxing League’s Novice Middleweight title.
Davies will take on reigning champion Tom Dolan in the opening round of the league's stacked 2014 season of boxing on Saturday February 8th at the Effingham Park Hotel in Copthorne, West Sussex, and the popular twenty four year old mechanic is confident he has the tools needed to dethrone the champion and bring the belt back to his native Redhill.
Davies was last in action back in October when he returned to the competition after enjoying a successful stint in the amateur ranks to produce a solid points victory over previous Dolan victim Mark Shrub, but Davies will face a far sterner test from the confident champion who will be looking to cement his position as one of the divisions rising stars.
Talking ahead of the exciting clash challenger Davies said: “All I’ve been thinking about over the run up to Christmas is knocking Dolan out when we meet on the 8th of February, and I’m training incredibly hard to do just that.
“I was happy with my performance last time out beating Shrubb, but I’m looking at putting on a massive performance in this fight, and it would be great to be the first champion to come out of the White Dogs gym in Redhill.
“ Training wise I’ve been putting the work in over Christmas, but now its really time to step things up and start going that extra mile because all I can think about is getting my hands on that belt, and this really will be the biggest fight of my life and one I can't wait to be part of.
Defending champion Dolan has risen steadily up the competitions rankings after producing several impressive displays in his last couple of outings, but Davies believes he will have an extra advantage come fight night that will be hard to beat.
“ I’ve got the best fans in the league, and they always turn out in force to support me whenever I compete, so hopefully they will all get together for this one and make as much noise as possible which is going to give me that extra edge on the night to win this fight.
Davies title shot will feature on the undercard on the league’s New Dawn promotion at the Effingham Park Hotel, and for further information on the full fight card for the opening show of the season click HERE