Ritson vs. Davies Jr. Likely Next After Pair Win In Liverpool

By Elliot Foster

Lewis Ritson made it two wins in a new weight category with a stoppage.

The Newcastle man, who moved up to super-lightweight after last October’s defeat at the hands of Francesco Patera, kept hold of his WBA Inter-Continental title at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool, exclusively live on Sky Sports and DAZN.

Ritson took out Polish challenger Marek Jedrzejewski in double-quick time to improve his ledger to 19-1 with 12 quick, as part of the supporting cast to Anthony Fowler’s battle against Brian Rose for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title.


The referee, who had seen enough from early on in what was a one-sided affair, called a halt to proceedings after just two minutes and 50 seconds of the third round.

Next up, it seems like Eddie Hearn and Matchroom are looking to put Ritson in with Robbie Davies Jr. –– the British and European champion who he had a set-to with backstage after his win –– potentially on October 19 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

Meanwhile, John Docherty continued his unbeaten record with a points win over Darryl Sharp.

The Montrose man is now 6-0 and was taken the distance for the first time by Kieran Farrell-trained Sharp.

And the aforementioned Davies Jr. –– who called Ritson “a f***ing melt” during their backstage altercation –– warmed up for the potential domestic dust-up with a routine points win over Michael Dufek.

The man who inked terms with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom ahead of his last outing against Joe Hughes, who Ritson had been set to fight for the vacant WBA Continental super-lightweight title on this card, took out the Czech visitor after two minutes and 45 seconds of round three.

And after being told by Ritson that he would get “smashed” if they met, Davies Jr. took to the microphone to respond.

On Sky Sports after his latest triumph, he said: “Lewis Ritson’s just another name in the hat. There are another five or six names that I could fight, but I’ll fight him and I’ll stop him. I’ll stop him on my life and he’d better start doing sit-ups now because he can’t take a body shot.”

Hearn is keen to make it and says that it “has to make sense for everyone”, though Davies Jr. wants a world title eliminator.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Chrismart on 08-03-2019

Could be a good fight this one, seems to be bad blood between them. Davies is a neat boxer, but he does get drawn into trading, which is probably what Riston wants. He was surprisingly coming off second best at…

Comment by The Conundrum on 08-03-2019

[QUOTE=Oldskoolg;19956490]What about cheeseman and eggington???[/QUOTE] What about them? They are completely different weights to Davies & Ritson

Comment by Oldskoolg on 08-02-2019

What about cheeseman and eggington???

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