Birmingham super bantamweight, Sean ‘Showtime’ Davis, is looking forward to his ring return writes Ben Gibson.
Davis – 13-2 – is set to fight on BCB Promotions Emerging Stars card on Saturday, 9th June.
The Brummie boxer has been in a number of high profile bouts, including fights for the WBC International Super Bantamweight Title and BBBofC British Super Bantamweight Title, and is looking forward to stepping back in the squared circle.
“I am feeling great and I am back in the best shape possible,” he told www.bcb-promotions.com. “It has been a long time since my last fight and I am really happy to get back in the ring.
“Everyone that knows me will tell you that I work really hard and nothing has changed there.
“The work rate for me has always been very high but I have seemed to have found a new level of fitness.”
Davis made the difficult decision to move trainers from Peter Christie to Shaun Cogan earlier this year. It was a tough call to make for the likeable 26 year-old, having been with Christie since childhood. However, he is enjoying life under his new Mentor and is looking forward to showing a different side to his game when he returns to the ring next weekend.
“I feel like I am progressing in every session with my new trainer Shaun Cogan and he is really pushing me along with new fight tactics and ring craft,” he added. “I am punching a lot harder than I use to and it is continuing right through the sessions and all the way through the rounds when on the pads.
“Shaun has me working on sitting on my shots a bit more and focusing on placing my opponent where I want them with my footwork.
“I had been with Pete for 15 years and have nothing bad at all to say about him.
“He is like a second father to me and has trained me from nothing up to major title contention.
“When I lost the British Title shot I was going to pack it all in and I didn’t know whether I loved the sport anymore.
“After I took a good break, I realised I did love it but if I did go back I would like to try another trainer just to see if I can get a different input or angle on it.
“Shaun’s style is different to Pete’s so having known Shaun since I turned pro I knew he could make the changes I wanted.
“I want to take it fight by fight and keep winning and be back in the running for big titles as soon as I can.
“I know that I give everything possible in and out of the gym in the build-up to my fight and do everything I could ask of myself so when fight time comes I am fit and ready for anything.”
The Emerging Stars bill will be topped by a 10-round battle for the English bantamweight title between Kyle Williams and defending champion Thomas Essomba.
There is also a packed undercard. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £40, which will be £45 on the door. VIP ringside passes are £65. To buy, contact the boxers or visit iboxingtickets.com.