Liam Davies Crowned King of Europe

11/20/2022 - No comments

Liam Davies was crowned EBU European Super Bantamweight Champion in his hometown of Telford writes Jack Heather.

The BCB Promotions managed boxer who also trains with his father Tristan, also added the WBC International Title to his collection with a unanimous decision victory against Romanian Ionut Baluta.

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Davies headlined Frank Warren’s BT Sport show at the Telford International Centre in front of a raucous home crowd.

The 26-year-old dominated the early rounds as he used his height and reach to maintain and control the distance.

The left hook-uppercut combination continued to have success for Davies as he walked the shorter Baluta onto short, sharp shots.

The British Champion did have to deal with a late onslaught from his opponent down the stretch, but Davies calmed any remaining nerves with a confident showing in the championship rounds; executing Errol Johnson and Tristan Davies’ gameplan to perfection.

Baluta had become something of a boogeyman for the 122lbs division, the Romanian bested the highly touted Brad Foster last time out.

But Davies went one better than his British counterpart as he outpointed the Romanian over 12 rounds, 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110.

Davies capped off an impressive 2022 with another win, having already secured the British Title earlier this year in a points victory against Marc Leach.

The world is next for ‘Dangerous’ Davies.

Liam Davies was crowned EBU European Super Bantamweight Champion in his hometown of Telford writes Jack Heather.

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The BCB Promotions managed boxer who also trains with his father Tristan, also added the WBC International Title to his collection with a unanimous decision victory against Romanian Ionut Baluta.

Davies headlined Frank Warren’s BT Sport show at the Telford International Centre in front of a raucous home crowd.

The 26-year-old dominated the early rounds as he used his height and reach to maintain and control the distance.

The left hook-uppercut combination continued to have success for Davies as he walked the shorter Baluta onto short, sharp shots.

The British Champion did have to deal with a late onslaught from his opponent down the stretch, but Davies calmed any remaining nerves with a confident showing in the championship rounds; executing Errol Johnson and Tristan Davies’ gameplan to perfection.

Baluta had become something of a boogeyman for the 122lbs division, the Romanian bested the highly touted Brad Foster last time out.

But Davies went one better than his British counterpart as he outpointed the Romanian over 12 rounds, 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110.

Davies capped off an impressive 2022 with another win, having already secured the British Title earlier this year in a points victory against Marc Leach.

The world is next for ‘Dangerous’ Davies.

Owen Cooper (BCB) vs. Jamie Stewart

Owen Cooper became the new Midlands area champion as he put on a boxing clinic to defeat Jamie Stewart on Frank Warren’s BT Sport show writes Jack Heather.

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BCB Promotions managed Cooper scored a fifth-round knockdown on the way to a dominant decision victory at the International Centre in Telford.

Referee Kevin Parker scored the contest 100-89 in the Worcester man’s favour as he secured his seventh win as a professional and picked up his first belt in what was an entertaining but one-sided affair.

The atmosphere inside the International Centre was electric as Cooper’s fans made their presence known right from the opening bell.

The contest embodied the best of the domestic scene with neither man willing to take a backwards step, but it was the relentlessness of Cooper’s attacks that made the difference.

Cooper, trained by Malcom Melvin, was dominant throughout and landed some real eye-catching shots, none more than a beautiful straight right hand in the fourth that sent Stewart’s mouthpiece flying across the ring.

Stewart was not to be taken lightly though as he often fired back with combinations of his own that ensured Cooper stayed switched on.

It was the 22-year-old’s ability to mix up his attacks to both body and head which was perhaps most impressive. Some of Cooper’s combinations not only took the breath of his opponent but also of those ringside.

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The fight took place on the undercard of Liam Davies’ victory against Ionut Baluta.

Macauley Owen (BCB) vs. Eduardo Valverde

Macauley Owen extended his record to 5-0 with a decision victory against fellow lightweight Eduardo Valverde on Frank Warren’s BT Sport show at the International Centre in Telford writes Jack Heather.

BCB Promotions managed Owen made the perfect start in his hometown, sending his Spanish adversary to the canvas midway through the opening round thanks to a beautiful straight left hand.

The Spaniard remained defiant throughout though and showed some serious toughness to make it through to the final bell as he continued to be met by a barrage of shots from the BCB fighter.

Owen, trained by Shiney Singh, started targeting the body of his opponent in the later rounds and he had success doing so, with the Nicaraguan-born Valverde’s grimaces worsening with each shot that landed.

It was not to be though as the experienced Valverde managed to get through the rounds and deny Owen what would have been his second stoppage win in the professional ranks.

The 25-year-old dominated all six rounds and cruised to a dominant points triumph; referee Chris Dean scored the contest 60-53 in favour of the southpaw

The bout took place on the undercard of fellow Telford fighter Liam Davies’ victory against Ionut Baluta.