Davis, Holmes ready to rumble

June 08, 2016
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Vowing to avenge his defeat last year at the hands of Richard 'Frog' Holmes, Tsetsi 'Lights Out' Davis declared yesterday that he was 'ready to rumble' in tonight's semi-final of the Wray and Nephew 2016 Welterweight Contender contest at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The fight will be over seven rounds and will be broadcast live by TVJ at 9.30 p.m.

Davis, who has a 16-5 record and has been a semi-finalist and finalist several times in the series, told STAR Sports yesterday that he is going for broke this year because he believes that "it is now or never" for him.

"I have worked hard and fought well each year, but the title has eluded me. I think that I am going to do it this year, however," he said.

His main problem has been his weight. Last year he fought as a middleweight at 160 pounds, but the competition this year is in the welterweight division, which is 147 pounds, and he has had difficulty keeping his weight at that level.

"It is difficult, but I am working on it and I should be all right" he added.

Holmes, who has a 12-5 record, and his trainer Carl Grant, are also very optimistic about the outcome tonight. Holmes, who suffered a cut over his right eye in his quarter-final bout against Iwan Azore on May 18, said yesterday that the cut had healed and will not be a factor tonight. Grant boldly predicted that "Richard is ready, and will beat Tsetsi".

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