Blackpool Boxer RP (Ryan) Davies says he is prepared for the most searching test of his career when he tops the bill in his home town on September 1st.

He meets George Rhodes Junior in the super-welterweight British challenge bout at the Hilton Hotel.

Davies said: ”It is a huge opportunity and the type that I have been asking for for a while now.”

“It is a tough fight, my hardest to date. On paper its a well matched fight and I am excited to get in the ring on fight night.”

“I know quite a bit about George. He is young and hungry, has a good amateur pedigree, comes from a good boxing family and looks like a good, talented kid.”

“He will fancy his chances that is for sure and will be looking to put right his defeat in his last fight.”

“He is coming to win and has his own ambitions so it will be a different proposition and a different kind of opponent for me, but this in itself will present its own opportunities.”

“This is why I think I will shine – the better the opposition the better I will perform.”

Davies says preparations for next month’s bout have been going to plan.

He added: “I have already enjoyed some tough sparring rounds with Ben Davies, Lloyd ‘The Viking’ Campbell and Mick Hall, with more lined up.”

“I have not made many changes but working on one or two things and also hired a nutritionalist to help ensure my food and weight is spot on.”

“I am feel as fit as I ever have and very strong.”

The Hilton Hotel promotion is a dinner show and Davies says he is expecting a packed house, with Rhodes expected to have his supporters.

Davies said: “It will be a good atmosphere and it is always good to fight in Blackpool, a town I represent every time I step in the ring.“

“Now I am just looking forward to putting in the hard work now over the next 4 weeks and doing the business come fight night.”

Also on the Hilton Hotel bill will be Preston middleweight Mick Hall, with the full line up to be finalised.

Tickets cost £65, which includes a two-course meal, with ringside VIP tickets available for £80.

Tickets are available from Davies Boxing Gym, by calling 07780962863 or emailing

Source: Steve Simpson, Blackpool Gazette, 10th August 2017