Robbie Davies Jr
LGND & Suzi Wong Brand Ambassador
Robbie Davies Jr, made his professional boxing debut at the Liverpool Olympia June 2013, but he has been coming to Suzi Wong for his boxing shorts long before this. Boxing out of Knowsley Vale ABC as an amateur, we have made many kits for Robbie over the years.
Robbie is one of the first to hold the British, Commonwealth, European and 2 WBA Continental boxing titles all at the same time and is subsequently signed with major player Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
With only two losses on his record, the most recent to Newcastle’s Lewis Ritson, in a fighter what could be a future fight of the year, Robbie has a bright future ahead.
Technical Training for Boxing Athletes
Having been previously trained by Liverpool’s Dave Tonks at the Tonk Gym in Liverpool, Robbie has recently moved to Sheffield to train at the legendary gym of professional boxing trainer Dominic Ingle. Dominic is the son of legendary trainer Brendan Ingle. Ingle’s gym has always been a hub of activity and Champions, having trained the original showman Prince Naseem Hamed and Sky Pundit Johnny Nelson, and now Kid Galahad, Kell Brook and Welsh Fighter Liam Williams it’s a world renowned gym and one Robbie has been lucky to join.
Learning the famous lines on the Ingle Gym floor is back to basics, and with great disciple and the experts around the gym in nutrition, strength and conditioning there is no doubt Robbie will reach his maximum potential.
Robbie was the recent face of our ad campaign and is a LGND and Suzi Wong Brand Ambassador
Robbie Davies Jr Interview
Below we catch up with Robbie about what inspired him to be a fighter.
Where you are from?
Inspiration in life and boxing?
As a kid growing up in the Liverpool area everyone at some point stepped in a boxing gym. My Dad was an Olympian in the 1976 Montreal Olympic with the Great Britain Boxing Squad. He fought in the same Olympics as the great such as the Spinks Brothers and legend Sugar Ray Leonard. When I first entered a boxing gym, it just felt like home.
Amateur Boxing Club?
Knowsley Vale ABC under the guidance of amateur coach Darren Maher
Where you train now?
Dominc Ingles – Ingle Gym, Sheffield
What are your dreams and goals?
My goals in boxing have been accomplished through hard work, having the correct mindset and team around me. But although I have achieved great things so far, the journey is not yet over…… What drives me in my inspiration!!! A dream set out by my Dad, for me to become World Champion. As I have progressed through the years in the amateurs, becoming a national amateur champion, then representing England to now being a professional fighter, nothing inspires me more than achievement a dream me and my Dad set out all those years ago.
Where you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I hope to be retired, with a world title around my waste and enough money to like comfortably. I would like to stay involved in the sport of boxing, either through punditry in the opportunity came up, helping amateur kids, or advice on nutrition as this is something I really enjoy and is a huge part of any boxers life amateur or professional.
Favourite Suzi Wong kit?
My favourite kit’s are the gladiator kit I word in Newcastle again Lewis Ritson. I wanted to feel like a gladiator going in the ring and I just left it to the team to surprise me. I was amazed when I got it, the design, embroidery, craftsmanship of it, it was perfectly executed and everything I dreamt of when entering the ring.
I also love the grey and green kit that was made for me in my 6th fight at the Deeside Area in Wales, I still have that one now in my wardrobe.
Achievements to date?
British, Commonwealth, European Champion and 2 x ABA Continental Champion
Favourite past fighters have to be Chavez Snr and Roberton Duran. Their inside work, movement and ring craft, means I could watch and study them all day.
My favourite present fighter would be Canelo Alvarez, he posses it all, power, skill, close range work, defensive skills, ring craft to slow and speed work change fights in a round. He is soon to be inducted into the Hall of Fame I am sure of it.
Tyson or AJ?
I swap and change all the time based on their precious performances. Right now I believe Tyson Fury is unbeatable, but if AJ can do to Pulev what Tyson did to Wilder in his next fight, then I go back to favouring Anthony Joshua. Right now though my money is on Tyson, he is slick, light on his feet, fast upper body movement and faster hands to go with it.