Davis ready to stop Estwick
Tsetsi Davis who is always a crowd-favourite in the Wray and Nephew Contender competition will try to get to another semi-final tonight when
he clashes with Guyana's Charwin Estwick at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.
The fight, which will be over five rounds, is scheduled to start at 9.30 and will be broadcast live on TVJ.
Davis, who has a 15-5 record, is a veteran of the series, and has entered the competition every year since its inception. He has reached the finals twice. The first time was in June of 2013 when, as a middleweight, he clashed with Devon Moncriffe and lost by way of a split decision. He got there again in 2014, this time as a welterweight, and lost to Sakima Mullings inside the distance. He could not find an answer to the punching power of his opponent, and his corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.
He decided quite late this year whether he should enter again, and has declared that he is going all out to fulfil his dream of being the Contender champion. He has had some difficulty making the 147-pound weight limit this year he said, but told STAR Sports that he is in great shape and is looking forward to the encounter tonight.
"I am feeling good, and I know that I will be the winner tonight," he declared.
In his first fight this year, against American Courtney McLeave, he looked sharp, and his punching power was effective. He won that fight by technical knockout in the fourth round of a bout scheduled for five rounds.
His opponent, Estwick, has a very spotty record. He has had only three fights, losing two and winning one. He pulled off a big upset in his first fight this year, which was only a few weeks ago.
On April 27, he went up against Daniel Powell, a highly touted American boxer, with an 11-0 record and won. His unorthodox style of fighting, completely threw Powell off his game plan, and Estwick walked away with a unanimous decision.
That victory has done a lot for his confidence and he is eyeing another upset.
"I am here to fight and to win again, and as I said before my last fight, punches not records win fights. I am going to throw a lot of punches, and win again tonight," he promised.