Liverpool’s super-lightweight hero, Robbie Davies Jr, takes on Newcastle’s Lewis Ritson this weekend at the Utilita Arena. On the undercard, Scott Fitzgerald takes on British super-welterweight champion, Ted Cheeseman.
Since losing to Michael Syrowatka by knockout in 2017, Davies Jr has looked impressive on his comeback trail.
He fought the Polish power puncher in a rematch, and returned the knockout in the ninth round.
The 30-year-old then won the British title by defeating Glenn Foot over twelve rounds. Only five months later, Davies stepped up a level again, and defeated European champion Joe Hughes, in front of his home crowd.
Now after winning two major titles, Davies Jr vows to beat Lewis Ritson in his own back yard. Ritson was an unknown quantity when he came in to fight Robbie Barrett for the British title, but made light work of him and took the belt back home to Newcastle.
He then defeated Joe Murray, Scott Cardle and Paul Hyland Jr in quick succession, to win the British title outright.
The 26-year-old is the betting favourite going into the fight, in what should be an enthralling contest. The pair have been going back and forth on social media for months, and now is the perfect time for them to to settle their differences in the ring.
The chief support on October 19th will be another blockbuster fight, as Scott ‘Mad Man’ Fitzgerald takes on Ted ‘The Big Cheese’ Cheeseman.
The Preston man is fresh off the back of an impressive win over Liverpool’s own, Anthony Fowler, where he made a mockery of the bookmakers odds and defeated ‘The Machine’ via split decision.
Cheeseman however, was not as convincing in his last fight. The 24-year-old got beat by Spaniard, Sergio Garcia, in a contest where he was comprehensively out boxed for twelve rounds.
Come fight night, both Fitzgerald and Cheeseman’s styles should gel perfectly, and fans should expect an all-out war between these two domestic rivals.
Robbie Davies Jr and Lewis Ritson should serve up a treat for the fans on Saturday, where the winner walks away with The Commonwealth, British and European titles. The winner should be looking onwards and upwards to potential world titles and big fights in 2020.
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