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Davies takes British title
10:00am Saturday 23rd February 2013 in Sport
RYAN Davies showed he is not scared of stepping up to the plate after claiming a British kickboxing title.
The Kingswinford fighter, who stunned even himself by winning a world title at 65-kilograms last autumn, defeated Derby’s George Downey over five rounds on points to win the ISKA crown at 69kgs in Birmingham.
It was a particularly pleasing win for the 19-year-old, who revealed the fight was arranged after Downey called him out.
He said: “Since winning the world title I’ve had a lot more attention and Downey asked for me specifically.
“There was nothing nasty, it was a friendly rivalry but it’s still nice to go and do the business.
“I had two months to prepare and there was a decent crowd of about 600 there, 150 of which were my fans so there was a great atmosphere.”
Davies, who works full-time as an instructor at the School of Black Belts, plans to turn professional in the next couple of years.