AFTER an impressive amateur boxing career producing no less than three Central NSW Titles in two different weight divisions, Tamworth fighter Aaron Davis will face Sydney’s Luke Norton for the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Asia Pacific lightweight title tomorrow night.
It is Davis’s fourth professional fight and the main event on a full professional card billed as Controlled Aggression IV at the Windsor Function Centre, Windsor.
His last outing was back in October last year where he faced undefeated James Kinsella in a scheduled six-round lightweight bout.
His performance not only earned him an impressive second-round KO win over the highly regarded Kinsella but also caught the eye of a World Boxing Foundation (WBF) representative who offered the championship bout for Davis to fight international opponent Jayson Macgura from the Philippines.
After Davis, nicknamed The Duck, accepted the opportunity to fight for the WBF Title, his opponent withdrew for reasons unknown.
His replacement in the form of Norton is definitely a step up for Davis as Norton is the more experienced fighter and has fought for the NSW State and Australian titles in his past two fights.
“I know he has the big fight experience, but I have been training hard and am more than ready for him,” Davis said.
“Tony (Aaron’s trainer Tony Shea) and I have been studying footage of his past fights and I have the game to beat him.”
“Styles make fights and Az definitely has the style to beat Norton and his preparation for this fight has been outstanding,” Shea said.
The WBF Asia Pacific Lightweight Title bout is scheduled for 10 three-minute rounds, a distance that Davis has never fought before.