Sean Cairns will face off against Liam Davies for the English Bantamweight title at Wembley Arena.

The fight is on the undercard of Conor Benn and Sebastian Formella’s WBA Continental title bout.

Last time out Cairns won the then vacant BBBofC Central Area Bantamweight title. He stopped Lee Clayton after four rounds, taking his record to 7(1)-2.

The fight this weekend will be the biggest of the Scouse Southpaw’s career and it is a massive chance for the 34-year-old to showcase his skills on a big card at a live Matchroom show.

Cairns made his debut in 2018 and won his first three fights on points, but his unbeaten run came to an end against Brett Fidoe in a disappointing performance.

Another defeat followed this one as he lost out on points against Sean McGoldrick in a tight battle.

Since those defeats, he has gone on a four-fight win streak picking up a Central Area title on the way.

Learning experiences for Cairns

In an interview with BNTV, Cairns explained how he has learnt from his losses.

“My biggest lesson was the Bret Fido loss, I did not do the weight right and I was not living right, and I did not take him seriously. I will never do that again”

He added: “I have not lost a round since I lost to McGoldrick and even that fight I thought I won to be honest”

His opponent, Liam Davies, is undefeated after seven fights and has picked up two knockouts along the way. He also has a vast amateur pedigree with over one hundred fights as an amateur.

The 24-year-old from Donnington comes into the bout as slight favourite and will be a tough opponent for the man from Liverpool.

Taking Lockdown as a positive

Both the fighters have not fought since before the lockdown period and no doubt both men will be eager to get back in the ring.

Sean Cairns is feeling positive as the fight approaches and believes the lay off will not affect him.  He thinks he has made the most the lockdown.

“I saw it as an opportunity because of my age just before the lockdown I won a central area title so when I knew when all this lockdown started that if I stayed ready then the opportunities would come and I was right so I’m glad I stayed in the gym.”

He added: “I just think it is my time and everything has fallen into place.”

Cairns, who uses the fighting alias ‘The Comanche’, has his eyes firmly set on the fight this Saturday.

He said: “The plan is to win the title and anything else is a bonus that comes off it, but I am just here to do the business Saturday night.”

The Scouse Southpaw is confident he has enough to beat his unbeaten opponent and thinks his experience inside and outside the ring can lead to him becoming national champion.

“Not just experience in boxing and in the pro game, just experience in life in general. I am 34 years old and I’ve been through a lot in my life and I think that will come in handy on Saturday night.”

He added: “I am a good solid pro, and he will find that out on Saturday, he is going to learn a lesson on Saturday.”

The is a big opportunity for Cairns and a win could set up a lot of opportunities for the Bantamweight.

The show starts around 7pm GMT with Cairns and Davies scheduled to face off around 7:30 GMT.


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