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Robbie Davies Jr. Making an Impression on Coldwell

Saturday night was another perfect moment for Liverpool’s Robbie Davies Jr. The unbeaten prospect who plods the same Kirkby roads as former world rulers, John Conteh and Paul Hodkinson, made it six wins from as many contests with a resounding first round stoppage win over South Shields’ George Watson. Davies’ first year as a professional has been a flawless one and with both Coldwell Boxing and Matchroom possessing an interest in the popular Liverpudlian, the next twelve months could bring substantial rewards.

An underachieving amateur, Davies boasted a wealth of vest experience but his talent and dedication didn’t deliver the prizes that many within Liverpool’s knowledgeable boxing community predicted would be routine for the Knowsley Vale ABC youngster. A cluster of junior gongs and a wealth of senior experience made Davies a coveted man when he declared his interest to turn professional. That lengthy race was won by a determined Coldwell and the rising promoter is insistent that it’s one of the best signings he’s made.

“Every now and again in boxing, a kid comes along who I get really excited about. At this very moment in time, Robbie Davies Jr is that man,” revealed Coldwell. “This isn’t promoter hype, this isn’t me just saying these things because he’s one of my fighters, this is me being totally honest because the sky really is the limit for this young man. He’s only had six fights and he’s showing me things that you maybe wouldn’t see until a fighter was in the third year of his career. He can box, he can fight, he can go on the back foot and he showed on Saturday that he can get in there and just blitz his opponent. You’ll be seeing so much more from Robbie.”

Coldwell added, “The plan that we have for Robbie right now is to make him one of Liverpool’s biggest boxing attractions and we’re confident that we can do that. Not only is he one of the finest prospects in the 140lb division, he’s one of the best young fighters in the sport today. Liverpool has a proud reputation of coming out and showing love for their fighters and it’s something they need to do with Robbie. Liverpool is certainly ready for some big boxing nights over the next few years and Robbie can play a big part in ensuring that his name will forever be linked to them.”

The meticulous work endured by Davies Jr at Dave Tonks’ Liverpool gym is paying handsomely so far for the curly haired sensation and his mentor believes that there’s so much more to come from his exciting charge. Tonks, who is fast building a solid stable of potential champions such as Andy Colquhoun and Johnny Quigley, had long observed Davies before forming their partnership last year but he admits that he is consistently surprised by his boxer.

“Being a trainer in Liverpool, you tend to get the heads up on who to look out for. Everyone knew how good Robbie Davies was,” said Tonks. “We’ve only been working together for just on a year and look at how good he’s looked already. Every single day in the gym he’s always asking questions about how he can improve and that’s a big sign of a quality boxer and a man who wants to be the best. He’s been a pleasure to work with so far and if he keeps applying himself the way he has been then good things will happen.”

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