Robbie Davis Jr | Overcoming Adversity & European Title Fight

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     MORSON SPORT | 4 MIN READ

  • Robbie Davies Jr looks back on a breakout 2018

  • He gives us the lowdown on his next opponent in his upcoming European title fight 

Last year was a breakout year for Morson's Robbie Davies Jr after he signed a three year deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing in June and began new life under his promotion by winnint the British and Commonwealth lightweight titles. Davies reflected on the night he defeated then-champion Glenn Foot in Newcastle back in October. 

“I was over the moon, it was a big achievement for me. It’s a goal for every professional boxer when they first turn pro to win the British title and to win the commonwealth title is a bonus”

Davies’ most recent win has set up an enticing clash with Joe Hughes at the end of this month for the European Super-Lightweight title at the formerly known Echo Arena (now M&S Bank Arena). Fighting on a big show in his home city is something Robbie has wanted to do for a while and will serve as another box ticked:

“I’ve been at those shows over the years but obviously I was with a different promoter at the time and to be co-main event at the Echo Arena and challenging for the European title is a big achievement in itself and to win this I can only go on to bigger and better things”



With being a part of an event of this magnitude comes increased attention and more of a spotlight on Robbie in the build-up to March 30th, but this isn’t something that has distracted him so far:


“I’m probably one of the best talkers when I get up there, during fight week you hear fighters saying they get nervous in the build-up but I don’t get butterflies until I get to the changing rooms before the fight”



Prior to signing with Eddie Hearn, Davies Jr endured the toughest test of his life when he suffered major losses in and outside of the ring only days apart:

“2017 was a dark time in my life, I lost my first fight and I lost my dad in the same week but since then I’ve grown and matured. I think my ring performances have got better as well and out of the ring I’m looking to be a role model, I think it was a big turning curve in my life for me”

The Liverpool-born fighter later avenged his only defeat against Michal Syrowatka last March and he feels that coming through that experience has allowed him to take his abilities to another level:

“I felt leading up to that loss that I’d scraped through my career because I was nowhere near training as hard or as dedicated as I had been since that. If I had never lost that fight I probably would have never changed anything and would have lost a bigger fight down the line”

Next up for Robbie will be European Super Lightweight champion, Joe Hughes who has come through adversity his entire career and beat the odds on the big stage on multiple occasions:

“Joe Hughes was born with Cerebral Palsy in his right arm which means the nerve damage was there from birth and he can barely use that arm at all. You can’t really look at it as a disadvantage because he’s been so used to that his whole career and has dealt with every type of fighter you can think of. He’s good in his ways but I just feel even with two arms he wouldn’t beat me”

A win over Hughes won’t only be huge for Davis’ career in terms of adding more gold to his collection, but it will continue his rise up the boxing pyramid and may see him knocking on the door of a possible world title opportunity

“Now I’m with Matchroom, everyone’s trying to take the limelight so everyone’s willing to try and fight me and take what I’ve got. Now moving forward, if I win this European title in good fashion it can only put me in the bigger picture for a world title shot later in the year”


Robbie has shown the heart of a champion and continues to grow and impress with each performance. We at Morson wish Robbie the best of luck in camp and will be showing our support on March 30th.

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