Ohara Davies ended 14 months of inactivity in Dubai as he eased to a ten round points win over Nicholas Mwangi. Plenty of ring rust was evident in Davies’ work as his timing appeared off at various stages but he bossed the bulk of sessions to take the verdict on all three scorecards with the totals reading 99-91 across the board.
Another fighter returning from a lengthy lay off is Rocky Fielding. The former world champion at 12st had not fought since November 2019 but his power was still evident as he made light work of Emmanuel Danso. Fielding dropped Danso in the second round and that was enough to make the Ghanaian realise he was up against it as he remained on his stool before the third stanza could start.
Like Davies and Fielding, Badou Jack is also looking to compete at the highest level once more. The skilled Swede, a two-weight world champion, was levels above Samuel Crossed as he defeated the Maryland man in two rounds. Now up at cruiserweight, Jack, no stranger to tough tasks, will likely seek a big challenge in 2022.
A full recap from tonight's show can be found below.