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Davies claims Quest Knockout Tournament gold after three fights

Queensbury Boxing League - Davies claims Quest Knockout Tournament gold after three fights

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BEN DAVIES emerged victorious from the ‘Quest Knockout Tournament’ having beaten three men along the way. 

Davies was joined by middleweights Aaron Lowery, Matt Flavel, Jordan Tucker, Olamide Dedegbe, Eddie Balaam, Karl Trott and Kieron Harris in the ‘Quest Knockout Tournament’ staged at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.

In the first round Davies met Balaam, and after a cagey opening round the Redhill boxer found his range in the last two rounds finding home to left-hooks and overhand rights to take a decision win. 

In the semi-final Davies met Tucker, who had previously outpointed Dedegbe in a close affair during their quarter-final. 

Despite Tucker’s early efforts to keep the fight long Davies managed to close the distance to work effectively on the inside to secure a place in the final.

In the other semi-final Harris and Lowery competed in a fight of the night showdown which went right to the wire. 

After Harris had landed with flashy straight shots in the opening two rounds while using his footwork to try stay on the outside, countering Lowery’s constant pressure, the National champion had to withstand a dramatic final round. 

Despite a dominant third round for Lowery, Harris would be rewarded for his successful work in the earlier sessions to book his place in the final against Davies. 

In what was a scintillating final Davies would have to use all his experience and composure to come from a round down to change the momentum of the fight. 

Davies applied the pressure in round two landing a succession of right hands both at rane and inside to rock Harris. 

Despite Harris’ neat footwork and sharp jab the National champion was outworked as Davies took the decision victory declaring him the Quest Knockout Tournament champion. 

“It’s emotional to be totally honest,” Davies said after winning the tournament. “I worked hard for this, I said I would do it and I hate losing, I hate it. 

“Everyone was here for me and the boys and we did it, we didn’t let anyone down and we’re all proud, I said it would be my biggest sporting achievement and it is.” 

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