Exclusive: Sean Davis focused on ripping British belt away from Thomas Patrick Ward

Joe Hewlett 10/11/2017

Since tasting his first defeat to local rival Gamal Yafai back in May, Sean Davis has been grafting away in the gym in a bid to be a champion once again.

The Brummie has a wonderful chance of redemption when he goes toe-to-toe with British holder Thomas Patrick Ward.

And Davis reflected upon his defeat to Yafai and is adamant lightning won’t strike twice as he aims to pick up the pieces and win a maiden Lonsdale belt.

“It was a really hard nights work, Gamal does what he does and on the night, he was the better man. I can go for 15/20 rounds and I felt fine in the ring but if you stand there for a split second longer than you should with that guy, he’ll catch you and unfortunately for me, that’s what he’s done,” he exclusively told World Boxing News.

He added: “It’s something that I’ve accepted, something I’ve worked really hard on in the gym. I personally don’t think you ever get over a defeat like that, it’s constantly on my mind, during training I trained so hard, it will never happen again.”

Davis, who’s record stands at 13-1, admitted that he “was a bit drained, tired” and feeling the strain of such enduring camps.

However, this time around, training has gone to plan according to Davis who is aiming to add the British strap to his mantelpiece.

“This time around I did the weight really good and I am feeling good. When I first turned pro, I said it before in an interview, if someone told me you’d win an International title, English title and WBC International title I would have laughed at them when first turning pro.

“And then it happened and happened, as a British fighter your eyes light up for the British belt, I’m not sure if it’s because of the gold but if you ask any British fight, this is the belt you really want.

I haven’t seen him (Ward) fight personally but have seen as much footage as I can of him. He’s a very good upfront boxer and very fit, busy, good defence, you really have to bring you’re a game if you want to beat this guy and I will,” he concluded.

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95