Former star amateur, King Davidson, has issued a challenge to the UK’s light-middleweight fighters. The Nigerian, who won 175 of 180 amateur fights, recently signed for VIP Promotions and will have his first outing for the stable at the Wythenshawe Forum on April 5 when he fights for the WBO International crown.
Ahead of the show, which is streamed live and free on VIPBOXING.TV, the 2002 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist laid down the gauntlet to Britain’s 11st division.
“I want the best fighters to step up,” said Davidson, 29. “If anyone feels they can beat me I will box them any time, any place. If any light-middleweight in this country feels like they can beat me then step up. I am ready to call anybody out. I was born to fight, I was born to be a champion and nobody can take that confidence away from me. If anybody thinks they are capable or has the talent, then the door is open. Pick up the phone and call my manager or my promoter. Any light-middleweight in Britain.”
Davidson turned pro in 2007 and has since racked up 18 wins from 19 bouts, with 12 victories coming early. Blighted by managerial difficulties, the southpaw believes he should be much further on in his career but is delighted by his new promotional situation and is promising fans they will see something special when he makes his VIP Wythenshawe debut.
“My dad always told me to never worry about an opponent, just let them worry about me,” stated Davidson, who has the moniker ‘Hand of God. “I’m looking forward to stepping into unknown territory and showing my boxing ability. I can box or I can fight. I’m a very stylish boxer; I like to entertain and I want people to love boxing. I’m a very big puncher, and I can also take punches and am not scared of anybody punching me.
“Since I’ve been a pro I’ve have never been so happy or excited. I think my career has now taken an upturn and I am so excited to be working with VIP Promotions. Everybody will see the real King Davidson now.”
“I think we could have a world champion with this fighter,” revealed promoter Steve Wood. “He’s a phenomenal talent, and the fans in Wythenshawe will be witnessing something special. King’s debut with VIP is for the WBO International belt and we’ll be looking to move him into world title contention as soon as possible.
“King has a good sponsor in Arik Airlines and their support means VIP can move him along at a faster pace than normal. I’ve been tasked with the job of making opportunities for King and I look forward to delivering. With the troubles all behind him, King is in a good place and I expect him to deliver. Not many boxers get the support King has got from Arik Airlines; he acknowledges that and also wants to become a champion to repay them for their support.
“Fans won’t want to miss King’s VIP debut and should still be able to get a ticket for the Wythenshawe show, or can watch on VIPBOXING.TV.”
VIP Promotions present King Davidson versus Sandor Micsko for the WBO International light-middleweight title at the Wythenshawe Forum on April 5. Also appearing will be Wythenshawe’s Jimmy Kelly Jnr and Taz Apergis; Manchester’s Chris Conwell; Rochdale’s Andy Kremner; Middleton’s Alex Rutter; and debutant Jamie Quinn from Stockport.
Tickets, priced at £30 (General) and £60 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at www.vipbe.co.uk or can be purchased on the door.
This show will be streamed live/FREE on VIPBOXING.TV
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