Sport

'Lights Out' on Lewis as Davis wins by unanimous decision

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer

Friday, May 16, 2014    

Print this page Email A Friend!


A battling Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis is a step closer to reaching the final round of the Wray & Nephew Contender Boxing series for the second consecutive year when a unanimous points decision gave him the edge over Ramel 'Sub Zero' Lewis

at the Chinese Benevolent Association on Wednesday night.

Approaching his Welter-weight contest like a man possessed, Davis, last year's beaten finalist in the Middleweight Class, barged his way into the semi-final stage of the 2014 Welterweight edition with his win.

Lewis, who was beaten at the semi-final stage in the 2013 edition by Davis, vowed to make amends.

As it turned out, Wednesday's showdown was one of the best fights in the current series as two well-conditioned fighting machines clashed, and from the opening round, made their intentions clear. It was 'Hollywood or bust'. And they did not waste much time before they began throwing bombs at each other following referee Ransford Burton's opening command to

start boxing.

And at the end of six hectic and pulsating rounds of missile throwing Davis, who kept going from round one to attain his goal, got the nod from all three judges who ruled in his favour as a convincing winner to move into the next round.

Judge Clifford Brown scored the bout 60-53, while

judges Lindel Irons and Keith Brown both scored it 60-54 all in favour of Davis.

Admitting that Lewis was much sharper than he was a year ago, Davis said: "But let's face it, he came good but it was not good enough for me tonight. I am not one to threaten my opponents, but my victory tonight worked out good against their game plan."

Lewis, who fought gallantly after losing the first round to Davis, did not think the result was a true indication of his performance in the ring. "I do not think the result is true because I thought I won

most of the rounds, so I could not get six nil. I thought I definitely won the second round and the third round as well," Lewis added.

ADVERTISEMENT

POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

 

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Should the next Police Commissioner be recruited from overseas?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT