Liam Davies Calls Out Unified Champion Stephen Fulton!
It was a career-best win for Great Britain’s Liam “Dangerous” Davies (13-0, 5 KOs) as, on November 19, he scored a twelve-round win over world-ranked Ionut Baluta to win the European junior featherweight title. Following that victory, Davis believes he is now world-level at 122 and has unified champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton (21-0, 8 KOs) on his radar.
BRING ON FULTON
The 26-year-old thinks now is the time to step up the level of competition. Confident in his abilities,
Davies wants to fight the best in the division right now. When asked by UK media source iD Boxing about who he’s targeting, the pride of Telford, England was quick to point out he wants to challenge reigning champion Fulton.
“I’ll take on anyone, but he’s (Fulton) got the WBC. I think I’ll be ranked high, top ten now, and
if we can make that fight, I’ll be a handful for anyone. So, Stephen Fulton, let’s get it on, son.”
IS HE READY?
Standing 5’10”, Davies is tall for the division. He brings good skills, excellent movement, and decent
power to go with his height. He has the physical attributes to pose some problems.
However, Fulton is of a different caliber. The 27-year-old is an elite boxer, able to adopt any style
necessary to win. If he needs to outbox an opponent to win, he will. If it calls for him to fight on the front foot and go to war, the unified champ has that ability, as well.
Davies has done well up to this point. Still, you have to ask whether he’s asking for too much, too soon.
There are levels to this sport. Beating Baluta is one thing, but Fulton is a decided leap in competition. If Davies’ management and promotional teams have his best interest at heart, it’s not likely they would put him in against that kind of opponent anytime soon.
You admire the fighter’s ambition – calling out arguably the best fighter in the division. But, look
for his team to tell him to slow down and work his way towards that possible fight. Besides, it’s very possible that Fulton could exit the division in the next 12-18 months. Don’t anticipate seeing Davies in the ring with Fulton anytime soon.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.