Robbie Davies Jr. vs. Lewis Ritson Set, October 19 In Newcastle

By Elliot Foster

Robbie Davies Jr. will meet Lewis Ritson in the new season as the pair look to settle their grudge.

The duo boxed on the same card in Liverpool earlier this month, both scoring stoppage wins, and even clashed backstage at the Exhibition Centre.

Davies Jr., the British and former European and Commonwealth super-lightweight champion, ousted Michal Dufek inside three rounds, while Ritson retained his WBA Inter-Continental belt with a win over Marek Jedrzejewski in three.

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The latter of the two has been awarded home advantage and the fight will take place on October 19 at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle.

The show, which has yet to be formally announced, will be screened exclusively live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN Stateside.

“Robbie Davies is full of rubbish,” said Ritson, who reigned supreme as British lightweight champion before stepping up in weight after losing a European title challenge to Francesco Patera in his home city last October. “He’s been running his mouth on social media and I’m not about that. It’s a 50-50 fight but I’ll smash him.”

Davies Jr., for his part, called Ritson a “melt” and a “little maggot” ahead of his routine win over the aforementioned Dufek and is excited about the prospect of finally facing the Forest Hall man.

He said: “He’ll build the hype for the TV but when it is just me and him, he’s scared to even look at me and that’s the Gods’ honest truth. If I beat Lewis Ritson, I’m no further on. I want a world title eliminator and a crack at the world title.”

Further details, including undercard fights and fighters plus ticket information and more, will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 08-15-2019

Good fight. Davies is a nice boxer when he wants to be, (although Hughes seemed to be getting the better when the fight was at range I thought) but he can be dragged into a scrap and I'd imagine that…

Comment by Del Boy 999 on 08-15-2019

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;19986904]Joe Hughes is better than both of these.[/QUOTE] Yes I had Hughes beating Davies by 2 maybe 3 rounds. Davies admits he was a middle weight stepping in the ring that night. I think the size and weight could be…

Comment by BobLoblaw on 08-14-2019

Ritson is going to gain a good amount of fans in this one especially after the backstage screeching from RDJ. I'm looking forward to the pressers and spats. Ritson to inflict some serious damage on Robbie.

Comment by BigZ44 on 08-14-2019

Fun fight, looking forward to it

Comment by Mammoth on 08-14-2019

Put Bakole on that

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