Liam Davies is already rubbing shoulders with the best super bantamweights on the planet and he gets another chance to assert his world title aspirations when he makes the second defence of his European title on November 18th in Manchester against Vincenzo La Femina.
The highly world ranked 27-year-old from Telford will be boxing on Queensbury Promotions Magnificent Seven show part of a stacked card live on TNT Sports.
It has been an amazing rise for Davies since winning the English title back in 2020 when he stepped in late notice to beat Sean Cairns at the Wembley Arena. A wide points win over former world title challenger Dixon Flores followed and then a successful crack at the British title against Marc Leach at the Telford International Centre.
Davies picked up the European strap by outpointing the divisions bogeyman Ionut Baluta last November, but it was a devastating first round blow out of Jason Cunningham in July that really made the sport take notice. This time he won’t be in his hometown but being on the big stage is something he has started to get used to now.
“It’s starting to feel like a regular thing now being part of these huge events and it will be a nice change for my fans being in a different arena and I’m sure they will make the most of the trip and watch the rest of the card.”
La Femina from Campania, Italy is also unbeaten after thirteen fights, the 29-year-old has never boxed anyone at this level but he has experience on the road defeating Geram Eloyan in Belgium in his last bout.
“It’s a big opportunity for him so I won’t be taking it lightly, I haven’t watched much footage but that’s not unusual for me. The way I have always seen it is he has two arms, two legs and a head like anybody else I just have to focus on what I do and that is what really counts.
The Cunningham knockout made observers sit up and notice the power Davies possesses and a stoppage win Saturday is how the bookmakers see the most likely outcome.
“I never say I am looking to get a knockout if it comes it will be because I’m doing the business in the ring. My training now involves me sparring with much bigger guys, my mate Tyler Denny who is also boxing the same night in Wolverhampton and myself have a lot of good sessions together and I am used to taking heavy shots from middleweights. I just hope he has a big heart and a lot of bottle because if he doesn’t it will be a short night for La Femina”.
November 18th is one of BCB’s busiest nights along with Denny’s European title fight in Wolverhampton the Manchester show also features Nathan Heaneys British title shot against Denzel Bentley and Liam knows both he and the gym are in a good place.
“I just want to thank the team at BCB, all the coaches, trainers, my Dad, my wife and all my sponsors. I wish I could be ringside for Tyler’s fight, but we have said we will meet up Sunday with our belts. I am in a great place right now and once I get past Saturday night I hope it will be a world title shot next but I’ll leave that down to Queensbury and my team. I know when the time comes, I will bring a world title back to Telford”.
Catch Liam Davies vs Vincenzo La Femina live on TNT Sports on November 18th.
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