Sunday, May 26, 2024

Liam Davies vs Jason Cunningham – 29/07/2023 Davies defends Super Bantamweight Title


Home crowd can cheer Davies to victory against Cunningham

The Telford International Centre crowd will be fully behind local lad Liam Davies as he aims to walk away with four championship belts against Jason Cunningham.

Davies, who defends his EBU European super bantamweight title, WBC International super bantamweight belt and the British super-bantamweight strap currently boasts an impressive 13-0 professional record.

Standing in his way is Jason Cunningham who is bringing his WBO International super bantamweight title to the party.

Telford man Davies, won his last two bouts in his hometown, including a unanimous decision win over Romania’s Ionut Baluta last November.

Davies has future world title ambitions and victory on Saturday night will undoubtedly move him a step closer to fulfilling his ambition.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old Cunningham is far more experienced in the professional ranks, boasting a record of 32-7.

While the southpaw ended 2022 with a knockout defeat to Zolani Tete at Wembley Arena, he came back strong last March and picked up a comfortable unanimous decision against Miguel Gonzalez.

Cunningham admitted this is the biggest fight of his career and even described it as ‘make or break’.

While the Doncaster man boasts more experience in the professional arena, Davies is the bookies favourite for a reason.

The 27-year-old may not be a knockout artist, with just five stoppages to his name, but he has the ability to simply out-box his opponents.

Earlier this week, Naoya Inoue proved he is the king of the super bantamweight division with a TKO victory over Stephen Fulton in Tokyo, Japan.

If either Davies or Cunningham are to ever reach world level and potentially challenge the 122-pound king, winning on Saturday is a necessity.

While the build up to the bout may have been somewhat hot-tempered, both men are expected to take a pragmatic approach – something that will suit Davies.