Marc Leach vs Liam Davies – BT sport brings us a double header tomorrow night with Salfords Marc Leach 18-1-1 defending his British super-bantamweight title against Telfords Liam Davies 11-0 in the main event followed by WBA heavyweight title fight with Daniel Dubois 17-1 vs Trevor Bryan 22-0 in Miami, coverage expected to begin at 11.30 pm from the USA.
Marc Leach vs Liam Davies
Marc Leach looks to add to his recent domestic wins against Qais Ashfaq and Chris Bourke whilst Liam Davies wants to dethrone the champion in his hometown. With both men feeling they are capable of operating higher than the British championship level this is set up to be a tasty affair in a weight class that is littered with talent in the UK.
The Salfordian ‘Livewire’ is the first British belt holder from the city since Jamie Moore and he looks to win the strap outright and then moves on to the challenge for European honours. Yet Liam Davies is eyeing a match-up with hard-hitting Liverpudlian Andrew Cain 10-0 if he can beat the champion in front of his own fans.
Quotes from the press conference: Marc Leach vs Liam Davies
“I am very confident and it doesn’t matter to me if I am the underdog or not, as long as I put the hours and the graft in to make sure I am fully fit. Then I will come away with that victory. It is a big confidence boost the way my coaches speak about me and people need that. Every day in the gym they are constantly building my confidence to bring the best out in me. Come fight night I will show everyone what more I have learned and come away with the victory again.
“I just turned up, make sure I am fully fit and, whoever is in that ring, I come out victorious, no matter who it is. These unbeaten prospects, some of them have easy fights, while I have been around the block and seen it all. It is satisfying to take an 0 away.
“He is good, talented and tall, but I have got the answers and on Saturday night I will show you that.”
“I am super excited, it is in my hometown and everything is there for me to pick up. So I am looking forward to the fight, I have trained hard and it is going to be a packed arena with loads of my fans there. Let’s go, I am ready to go now and counting down the time to pick the British title up. It has always been my dream to pick it up but, now I am here, it is not enough.
I want to win this title and keep moving up. It is a nice belt and the best one in my collection. It will be a tough challenge, I know Marc is a good boxer so I have trained hard and I know in my head it will only bring the best out in me. The tougher the challenge I will rise to it.
“Calling him Salford-chenko is his coaches building him up and my job on Saturday is to knock that confidence out of him. From the first bell, that is what I will be doing. He has done well, to be a British champion is a good achievement and I respect that, but my time is now and it is going to take more than one man, no matter what he does, to stop me from getting what I want.
“It is my biggest fight to date on paper and I am ready for it.”
Chief support – Ahmed vs Khademi 3.
Chief support sees another British title on the line this one in the super flyweight division. Ijaz Ahmed 10-2-1 takes on Kaisey Khademi 8-1-1 for the third time and after one win and one draw Ahmed looks to make it two from three then aim for commonwealth honours against the current holder Prince Patel. Whereas Khademi is determined for that not to happen and right his wrongs from the previous two bouts and even it out to a win a piece from the trilogy.
Quotes from the press conference:
“I want to thank Frank Warren and BT Sport for making this trilogy happen. We have had a great two fights, which were very entertaining and why the third fight is happening. Come Saturday, it will be another war and another great, entertaining fight for the fans. I am very confident in taking the belt, we’ve got a great plan and I have been very focused on this camp. The belt suits me and I like gold! I am not taking anything away from him, but obviously, I am focused to get the win on Saturday. I am going to get that win.”
“I definitely feel I won both fights and I was very disappointed in that decision being given as a draw last time. This time it is going to be easier to give a decision for me because I will get the victory. I believe I defeated him the last time, but sometimes it is just not meant to be, but hopefully, it will this time. I actually did bust him up last time and my hands were so swollen that I couldn’t see my knuckles after the amount of times I caught him with clean shots. Hopefully this time he won’t get up from one of those shots. We have seen the best of Kaisy Khademi in the last fights, he came at me in the first round, doing this macho business, then only lasted about half the round. Then he was on the back foot running away. You’ve got to look to the future sometimes and, once I’ve defeated Kaisy on Saturday, I will call out Prince Patel again and we will get that fight on.”
Marc Leach comes in at 8 Stone 9 pounds 4 ounces.
Liam Davies comes in weighs-in at 8 stone 9 pounds 7 ounces.
Ijaz Ahmed comes in at 8 stone 2 pounds 9 ounces.
Kaisy Khademi comes in at 8 stone 2 pounds 9 ounces.
Rest of the undercard
There are 9 more matchups on the undercard with Scot Willy Hutchinson 13-1 moving up to light heavyweight after an unsuccessful attempt at the British super-middleweight title against Lennox Clarke last year.
Ethan Jaimes 8-0 goes up against Connor Parker 14-1 in an English title eliminator.
Olympian Muhammad Ali 3-0 faces off against journeyman Brayan Mairena.
Prospects George Bance 3-0, William Hayden 3-0, Callum Thompson 3-0, Ezra Taylor 2-0, Raheem Muhammad 1-0, and Amaar Akbar 2-0 fill the rest of the undercard.
The action on BT sport begins at 7 pm on what is set for another great night of British boxing followed by Daniel Dubois’ WBA heavyweight title challenge brought to us by Frank Warren’s Queensberry promotions.
Dan Kelly will be at ringside at the Telford International centre providing updates throughout the night.
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