Leon avenges brother’s loss
Welterweight members of the Bath City Boxing Club, Deklan Davies and brother Leon Davies, have both been in action. Deklan was competing against Ali Dashti of Malmesbury at Paddy John’s show. Dashti, crouching low and delivering swinging body blows, found it difficult to defend against the more competent technical boxer. However, Davies began to run out of steam in the third round and Dashti was able to take advantage as the judges awarded him a split decision. A rematch was arranged immediately but Davies sustained a neck injury days later. Brother Leon stepped up to the mark to take the bout and compete against Dashti at the Malmesbury show.
The first round saw Leon delivering jabs to thwart his crouching opponent, avoiding his close contact style. In the second round the Bath boxer delivered a straight left followed by an uppercut which rocked the Malmesbury boxer. Dashti could not compete against the technical boxing ability of Leon in the final round, combined with his excellent footwork as the Bath pugilist took a unanimous points decision.
Meanwhile, Bath City ABC heavyweight Jordan Waobikeze will be in action on Saturday when he makes his debut at the Bristol Smelting Club Show at the Sea Mills Community Centre, whic starts at 7pm. All supporters welcome, with entry priced at adults £15 and under-15s £5. There will be a licensed bar, food, DJ and MC, plus ring card girls and a sports memorabilia auction.
Left, Deklan Davies and, above, clubmate Jordan Waobikeze
Bath City ABC boxer Leon Davies with coaches Dave Love and Joe Gardener