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Taylor Stops Davies in 7 Rounds

Last night, the Braehead Arena, in Glasgow, witnessed a thrilling light-welterweight contest.

The fight saw two unbeaten fighters go head-to-head with the winner taking the WBC silver belt and the Commonwealth titles.

The build-up to the fight had been feisty with both fighters goading each other.

With the Braehead Arena buzzing, Ohara Davies chose the music associated with the WWE wrestler, the Undertaker to make his ring walk, whilst Josh Taylor chose a track entitled Nowhere to Run, setting the scene for a fight that we’d been waiting weeks to see.

It was a cagey start to the fight with Davies crouching style proving difficult for Taylor to make his mark on his opponent. But Taylor soon started to exert his authority and his fast hands had Davies in trouble in the third round when a right hand connected and Davies was on the canvas.

Davies climbed gamely to his feet to beat the count just as the bell sounded. Davies responded well in the fourth round, standing and trading shots with Taylor, catching the Scot with three hefty head shots. For a moment Taylor looked in trouble and in danger of being stopped.

The sixth round saw both boxers showing respect for each other but the fight was to swing dramatically in Taylor’s favour in the seventh when Taylor’s sharp work had Davies in trouble and twice Davies was to hit the canvas.

With Taylor clearly on top, the referee, Howard Foster, stepped in to stop the fight.

The win, as well as giving Taylor the WBC silver belt to go with his Commonwealth belt, elevates Taylor’s record to 10-0 whilst Davies, suffering the first defeat of his career, slips to 15-1.

Taylor, trained by Shane McGuigan, is destined for big things in this game, remember his name.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 9 2017

Time: 9:49AM

 

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