News Notes 17: Kody Davies, Maredudd Thomas, Morgan Jones, Dale Evans, Josh Wale, Jamie Weetch and Commonwealth Youth Games

News Notes 17: Kody Davies, Maredudd Thomas, Morgan Jones, Dale Evans, Josh Wale, Jamie Weetch and Commonwealth Youth Games

In the last News Notes, BoxingWales.com confirmed that 22-year-old standout amateur Kody Davies has decided to turn professional under the guidance of Gavin Rees. Now, its been confirmed that the ex-Team GB light-heavyweight will also be managed by Gary Lockett, the world title challenger who handled the final four years of Rees’ career.

Lockett has also added another youngster to his growing stable having secured training and managing responsibilities for Colcot Boxing Club’s Maredudd Thomas. The 21-year-old, who fought at 64KG as a senior, won Welsh titles at various age categories in the unpaid code and is looking to turn over in the new season.

At the start of the month, Aberdare’s super-middleweight Morgan ‘Sexual Chocolate’ Jones (11-0, 5KO) blitzed South African champion Jade Karam (9-3-2, 4KO) in three rounds. Jones’ first fight under Manchester-based trainer Lee Beard opened Matchroom Sport’s show at the O2 Arena, though missed a televised slot on major broadcaster Sky Sports.

On the same night, part-Welshmen Josh Wale (24-9-2, 11KO) realised his career long dream of winning the Lord Lonsdale belt. The Yorkshire-born and raised bantamweight overcame Scotland’s Jamie Wilson after a hard fought 12 rounder (116-112, 115-114, 115-114) in his third attempt to become British champion. It headlined a superb small hall show promoted by Stefy Bull in Doncaster.

A week later, St Clears’ Dale Evans (13-4-2, 4KO) also aimed to win a British title in honour of Mike Towell, who passed away after their eliminator in September. However, welterweight champion Bradley Skeete (27-1, 12KO) had other ideas and won their fight on Frank Warren’s show at the CopperBox Arena via a wide Unanimous Decision (120-109, 119-109, 119-109).

Last weekend, Cwmcarn’s Jamie Weetch (10-2, 4KO) continued his Australian adventure with a wide points victory over Will Parsons (8-3, 2KO). It came courtesy of a Unanimous Decision with scorecards of 79-74, 79-74 and 77-76. The super-welterweight has now won eight consecutive fights and is building momentum in Perth.

Yesterday, a team of Welsh boxers were sent to the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. The team consists of James Probert (50KG), John Paul (54KG), Rhys Edwards (60KG), Jacob Lovell (64KG) and Jay Munn (75KG).

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