Davies & Turley ready for Repeat Or Revenge

This evening, Dai ‘Dutters’ Davies (10-23-2, 1KO) and Robbie Turley (13-4, 3KO) both weighed in for their Welsh featherweight title fight at the Bessemer Hotel in Merthyr Tydfil. The pair will next see each other in the ring at the Merthyr Leisure Centre as they headline Sanigar Events’ ‘Repeat Or Revenge’ show, live on Eurosport (Sky Ch. 412). As the challenger, Turley was the first to weigh-in and he came in at 8st 13lbs 8ozlbs. Moments later, Davies weighed exactly the same. Both were under the championship limit of nine stone (126lbs). After a tense stare off, Davies said, “I’m confident because I beat him last time and I’m going to take that in to the ring. I’ve never avoided anyone, I’ve always fought away from home but everything is perfect for this fight. It will be explosive, don’t blink.” Davies, who defeated Turley in 2009 via a Technical Knockout, made the weight at the first time of asking and looked solid at it, having previously fought as high as super-featherweight. The current Welsh champion is fighting in Merthyr for the first time in 2007, he said, “I always had a feeling that this was going to happen again and we would rematch. Lets get it on, I’m looking forward to it. To fight in Merthyr, it’s a dream for me. To have so many people come to see me to win, it’s unbelievable and I will win. “I might have the hometown advantage and a good crowd but I know Robbie will sell a few tickets too. He’s got a good following and it could be an epic atmosphere, hopefully we can put on a good display for boxing in Merthyr so promoters will come regularly.” Turley, 27-year-old and from Cefn Fforest looked to have no problem making the weight, having come up a weight division from super-bantamweight where he holds the Welsh and Celtic titles. He said, “I’ve had to lose a little less than usual. I’ve bulked up with a bit more muscle. I’m still going to be a super-bantamweight, that’s not a problem, so I make featherweight easily. “I was a boy when we fought the first time. I’d only boxed six-two minute rounds or four-three minute rounds. I fought him over ten-three minute rounds and I wasn’t really ready then. Five years later, I’ve fought in five title fights against good opponents and I’m ready for tomorrow night. “I had the spell off (due to brain scan queries), it messed me up mentally and if anyone thinks I’ve gone through all of that, come back and I’m going to throw it away after what I’ve been through… they’re wrong! I’m here to win and go on to win a British title. I reckon it’ll be a war tomorrow, as long as it lasts.” £30 and £50 tickets for ‘Repeat Or Revenge’ on July 11th at the Merthyr Leisure Centre are available from Sanigar Events and Bristol Boxing Club on 01179496699. For more information, visit: www.westcountryboxing.com. In support will be Craig Kennedy (8-0, 5KO), Adam Goldsmith (2-0-1) v Stuart Brewer (1-0), Tony Dixon (4-0, 1KO), Dorian Darch (7-3, 1KO), debutants Kyle Jones and Ricky Rowlands. The event will be broadcast live on Eurosport.  

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