On a particularly busy night of boxing in the North West, one of two dinner shows, this one promoted by Dennis Hobson, went ahead at the Village Urban Resort and compromising just a trio of bouts, a scheduled eight rounder and a couple of fours was all done and dusted in little over an hour, the main event finishing in the fifth round.

Recipient of that early win was local favourite RP Davies (real name Ryan) who, with Mark Davies and Sean Thickett in his corner, wore down game Casey Blair, of Bangor, before condemning the Irishman to his sixth successive defeat.

The result produced two firsts, a first inside the distance win for Davies who, seemingly having put a setback at the hands of William Warburton last April behind him, has his eyes on a potential Central Area title later this year, and a first stoppage loss for Alan Wilton-trained Blair, who while bested, never stopped trying and pressed forward regularly.

The Verdict Davies continues to improve following his only career loss, and a shot at the Central Area title beckons.

Source: Boxing News (February 2016)