NEWS ROUND-UP: DAVIES, EVANS, SHEEHAN

Part-Welshman Ben Jack Davies (5-0-1, 2KO) has weighed in at 11st 5lbs, 1lb under the middleweight limit, ahead of tomorrow’s IBO Youth title fight with Lewis Taylor (13-0, 1KO) at Sheffield’s Octagon Centre. The ten round bout, which will co-headline the Carl Greaves Promotions show, was offered to Davies with four weeks notice and he jumped at the chance to compete for his second career title, having captured the British Masters Bronze title with a sixth round stoppage of Kieron Grey win in March. Blackwood’s super-featherweight Craig Evans (11-0, 3KO) has weighed in at 9st 8lbs ahead of his eight round contest with France’s Dame Seck (8-5-2). The pair meet tomorrow on a Frank Warren show at Liverpool’s Olympia venue and the show will be broadcast on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437, Virgin. 546). It will be Evans’ third consecutive eight rounder as he builds towards a title challenge. The 24-year-old southpaw, who last fought in December, was due to face Manchester’s Joe Murray for the WBO European title in April but the contest¬†fell through when Murray withdrew. Seck enters the fight on the back of two¬†consecutive wins, the latter being just six days ago. pacesheehanAberdare’s Lance Sheehan (5-2, 1KO) will return from a 15 month ring absence when he faces the flamboyant Romeo Romaeo (3-0, 1KO) in a six round super-featherweight contest at the Camden Centre in London on May 30th. Romaeo was due to face two weight Welsh champion Dai Davies last month but the Warrior Promotions show at York Hall was cancelled. Sheehan will be returning from back-to-back defeats, one on points to Tony Pace in BoxingWales‘ Fight of the Year 2012 and the other a Technical Decision loss to Adil Anwar where he suffered a horrendous eye injury. The Welsh Yorkshireman Danny ‘Maxi’ Hughes (11-1-1, 1KO) has finally found an opponent and he will box Qasim Hussain (1-10-2) tonight at the Sheffield Ice Arena on a Coldwell Boxing’s ‘Unleashed’ show. It is a considerable come down for the 24-year-old southpaw who was due to box former world title challenger Joseph Laryea (17-9, 13KO) for the International Masters title in a co-headliner contest. However, the African fell in an airport bathroom and injured his left arm, therefore ruling him out from fighting. Hussain deserves credit for stepping in at the last minute with around 24 hours’ notice and the late replacement saves Hughes losing a pay day. In preparation for tonight, Hughes had given up work without pay for a five week period to move to Wales so that he could be trained by Gary Lockett.

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