Davis reaches another Contender Series semi-final
Tsetsi ‘Lights Out’ Davis earned himself a semi-final spot in the Wray and Nephew Contender Series on Wednesday when he produced a workman-like performance to defeat Guyanese boxer Charwin Estwick by unanimous decision over five rounds, at the Chinese Benevolent Association.
The three judges Lindell Allen, Ransford Burton and Laurence Neufville all scored the fight 49-46.
Davis has now made sure that he will take home some of the prize money on offer to the boxers who finish in the top four of the competition. The winner will take home $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
Although Davis went into the fight with an impressive 15-5 record, the big question was whether he would be able to cope with Estwick’s unorthodox style.
Estwick created a huge upset in his preliminary encounter by sending home American Daniel Powell, who was 11-0 when they met on April 27.
Mid-fight Estwick had to switch from attack to defence and by the end of round four it was obvious that he had gone into survival mode. Davis tried to win by a knockout, but Estwick’s defensive work was excellent and he rode the storm to the end.
Davis told STAR Sports that he was pleased with his performance but would be going right back into the gym next week.
“I have been to the finals twice before and lost, and I do not want that to happen again. The only thing that I have in mind now, is to win. I am ready to go now.”
Next week Jamaica’s Richard Holmes will take on slick American Rashid Stevens in the third quarter- final bout, and this should be a close hard fought contest.
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