Blackpool super-welterweight boxer RP Davies returns to the ring in South Yorkshire on July 30.

He will appear at the Magna venue in Rotherham against an opponent yet to be revealed on a show promoted by Dennis Hobson.

Davies has won eight bouts to date, with one defeat.

Davies says this will be another important fight, with Hobson having plans for title fights later in the year.

Davies said: “I feel I am still under the radar a little bit, probably due to my unlicensed background, lack of amateur pedigree and also my one defeat (to Wiiliam Warburton) in 2015, so I will have to earn the opportunities that come my way.”

“This can only be done by beating whoever is put in front of me. I have keep my feet on the ground and make sure I don’t get complacent.”

“There are no easy fights, and I know my opponent will be tough and coming to win.”

“I have had a great year so far and this camp is going well.”

“Sparring and training is constantly being stepped up and I am feeling stronger, fitter and faster with every fight, every spar and every session.”

“The calibre of sparring has been second to none and has included Jack Arnfield, Scott Fitzgerald and Reece Cartwright.”

“Sparring with guys of this quality is only going to help me improve and develop.”

“The benefits of investing in my own gym are really starting to pay off now.”

“It really is a great place to train and we have forged some good relationships with other gyms and trainers.”

Topping the bill is Sam Sheedy against Andrew Camerson in an eliminator for the British and Commonwealth super-welterweight title.

Tickets are priced at £75 for ringside (with meal) and £40 for general admission.

They are available via 07780962863 and or direct from Davies Boxing Gym in Brinwell Road, Blackpool.

Source: Steve Simpson, Blackpool Gazette (July 2016)