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