Liam Davies (BCB) vs. Ionut Baluta
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.
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.
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