Super bantamweight Liam Davies (16-0, 8KOs) continued his rapid rise through the ratings following a destructive second-round stoppage of Erik Robles (15-2, 9KOs) at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on Saturday. 

The Telford native, who has claimed British, Commonwealth and European title success in the previous two years, landed his third consecutive knockout win following 2023 wins against Jason Cunningham (KO1) and Vincenzo La Femina (KO5) in November. 

Davies scored a knockdown early in the second round against Robles with a left hook following a hard-hitting right uppercut. Robles rose to his feet on unsteady legs, looking vulnerable, and was allowed to fight on by referee John Latham but Davies sent Robles to the canvas again and referee Latham immediately waved off the contest. 

Speaking to Queensberry Promotions’ YouTube channel, Davies reflected on his recent success post-fight, paying tribute to his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, all of whom have boxed with Davies. 

“The last couple of years have been great,” Davies said. “I have put in the work and started doing this [boxing] at knee high. I can remember going to the gym as a kid, just watching because I love the sport. I have dedicated my life to it and I am starting to reap the rewards. 

“I believe in myself massively; my great-granddad, granddad, and father boxed, and I just believe that succession has come down to me, and boxing is all that I have ever known. I have put in the work and I have the talent. Performances like that against Robles help you instill that belief even more.”

Davies believes he is the best super bantamweight on UK shores and is targeting significant fights wherever they may appear, including the 5 vs. 5 event between Queensberry Promotions and Matchroom Boxing set for June 1 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

“I want big fights only now. I’m the best super bantam on these shores and hopefully I can get some big fights from this win now. If not, I can go to Saudi [Arabia], and I will smash anyone from Matchroom.”

Promotional stablemate Dennis McCann (15-0-1, 8KOs) was featured on the same bill and McCann defeated Brad Strand (11-1, 3KOs) to claim the vacant British super-bantamweight title previously held by Davies. 

McCann, post-fight, spoke of a possible fight with Davies, believing he would beat the current EBU champion. Davies responded by telling the 23-year-old McCann he would be open to fighting him next. 

“If he wants a fight, then let’s go. I will even fight him next, no problem. Everyone who knows me knows that I have not been holding that fight up [between Davies and McCann] and not letting it happen,” said Davies

“I am not going to lose any sleep, but I am not chasing that kid. If he really wanted to fight me, he could have fought me when I had the British, Commonwealth and the European titles all in one night.”