Ben Davies believes everything will be on the line later this month, when he steps through the ropes at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in search of more Queensbury glory.
The twenty four year old from Redhill in Surrey will meet Middleweight rival Tom Dolan in a mouth watering clash for the vacant Queensbury Boxing League’s Regional title, and after capturing the novice version of the belt earlier this year, the young champion is confident he has all the tools required to become a double division champion in front of his faithful supporters on the 27th of September.
Over the last 12 month’s Davies profile in the Middleweight division has rocketed with his impressive performances being shown on British Eurosport, and if the Redhill native can beat Dolan who has also held the novice title during his time in the competition, he will thrust himself firmly up the division’s rankings.
Talking ahead of the big showdown which features on the undercard of the Every Second Counts promotion Davies said, “ This is going to be a tough fight for me as Dolan is a stylish boxer who can also bang a bit as well, but I don’t think he’s going to have faced anyone that can put the pressure on like I will when that first bell goes.
“ I’ve watched Dolan a few times in the league and I’ve also spoken to him and he seems like a nice guy, but its going to be a different story when we are facing off in that ring with the belt on the line and I’m even more hungry now to win this title after missing out on boxing in London back in July due to injury.
“ For me I’m putting everything on the line for this fight and I wear my heart on my sleeve, so the shows fans can look forward to another very exciting fight and one that I’m confident I’ll be winning.
Also in title action on the same bill, Davies teammate Ashley Dansie will finally lock horns with old rival Anthony Ayinde with the Novice Welterweight belt the prize for the winner.
Dansie and Ayinde looked set to end their long running rivalry back in June when they were scheduled to meet for the belt in the main event of the league's Challenger 5 promotion, but a rib injury sustained in the final week of Ayinde’s training camp meant that the contest had to be postponed leaving Dansie devastated. But the duo will now finally get the opportunity to establish who the number 1 is in the novice division when they collide on the stacked undercard of championship action.
Both Davies and Dansie’s title showdowns will take place on Saturday September 27th in the Oaks Hall Arena at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey.