WBA eliminator: Davis beat Ritson brutally


Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, England. In the main bout of the evening, the WBA super lightweight (up to 63.5 kg) eliminator fight took place. Britons Lewis Ritson (23-3, 13 KOs) and Ohara Davis (25-2, 18 KOs) met in a face-to-face fight. Davis won.

Ritson, driven by the fans, immediately began to push the opponent. Davis snapped back quite well, tried to catch with an uppercut, but traditionally acted too sweepingly for himself.

Ritson began to lean on the jab. He combined tolerably, hit more, but was noticeably inferior to his opponent in power. Davis has unrealistically slow hands. To be honest, both are very mediocre fighters.

Ritson tried to box smarter: he combined and broke the distance. It turned out not bad, but in the middle of the round something went wrong with him – he lingered in front of his opponent, missed several heavy blows to the body.

Strange fight. Both seem to be playing giveaway. For some reason, Davis backs away from his opponent. For some reason, Ritson stays at the middle distance and gives the opponent the opportunity to intercept and counter dangerously.

Ritson did a little better in the 5th round. He increased the density of the fight, which immediately affected: it is difficult for Davis to maintain such a rhythm, he smears more often and collapses behind blows. Technically, it’s just terrible.

Got it! Davis finally went to work as the first number and hit Ritson’s body. He was forced to survive until the gong. Davis delivered another left hook to the opponent’s body in the 7th round. Yes, he found a weak spot.

Good maneuver from Ritson. He imposes an infighting fight on the opponent. He simply does not understand how to disperse his blow. It should have been earlier. He’s too tired. Ritson took punches in the 9th round, froze in place and allowed his opponent to finish him off with a left hook to the liver.

Davis TKO 9. The loser still can’t get back on his feet. Today he missed just an unrealistic number of body punches.