‘Prince’ Dave Davis reckons brains rather than brawn will decide next month’s Midlands-title fight.
The 28 year-old from Ilkeston meets Andy Robinson for the vacant Midlands Area super-middleweight championship on a big show at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday, June 6th.
Promoter PJ Rowson is staging four Midlands-title fights - and the ten-round punch up between Davis and Robinson could be the pick of them.
Robinson is a crowd-pleasing scrapper from Redditch who pushed world-ranked Frank Buglioni all the way last year, while Davis’s last fight for this belt was one of the best scraps seen in a Midlands ring in 2013.
He was ground down in eight exciting rounds by Leicester’s Jahmaine Smyle and the former Trinity ABC amateur says he won’t be dragged into a similar battle of wills in next month’s title fight.
Davis describes Robinson as “a tough lad who likes to come forward” and added:”He likes a tear up and so do I, but I’ve got the better skills and I’ve got to use them.
“I know he’s going to want a fight and I’ve just got to keep my cool and stick to my boxing.
“If I do that, I should be able to outbox him and if we do end up in the trenches in the later rounds I’m sure I can match him.”
Robinson proved his resilience when he met Buglioni in front of the Box Nation cameras last November.
The prize when they squared up at the Copper Box Arena was the vacant WBO European title and a world ranking and Robinson picked himself off the floor in the seventh to push Buglioni all the way
That performance proved Robinson can compete in good company and Davis sees beating him as a stepping stone to a crack at bigger honours,.
Davis, a former Midlands Area middleweight champion, said: “He’s a good name to have on my record.
“If I can beat him, I will be prove I’m ready to move on and fight for bigger titles.”
Tickets for the show at Wolverhampton Civic Hall are available from 07960-834700.