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Davey stands tall

Shannan Davey cruises past the NSW champion

Narrabri boxer Shannan Davey, right, with North West Boxing coach Tony O’Connor in Sydney on Saturday.

Local boxer Shannan Davey competed in his last fight of the year on Saturday, and he went out with a bang.

Davey travelled to Sydney to compete in the Super Eight boxing tournament, which was originally scheduled to feature boxers from NSW, Queensalnd, South Australia and Western Australia.

However the Queensland and Western Australian teams pulled out, so the event ultimately was a South Australia v NSW series.

Davey actually fought for the South Australian Scorpions team.

He was originally scheduled to fight Youth Commonwealth Games silver medallist Josh Fitzpatrick

But after Fitzpatrick pulled out he was placed against the 2018 NSW champion David Ho.

It was a match that Davey and his coach Tony O’Connor had wanted all year.

And the Narrabri boy made the most of the opportunity, winning the 3X3-minute-round match by decision.

“I thought I won every round, and I dominated the last round,” Davey said.

“He landed a few punches on me but I got more.

“I gave him a massive black eye and I busted his lip and nose.”

It was an impressive performance and result against the 26-year-old Ho who won the NSW State Titles in March this year.

It was actually so impressive that Davey was invited to be a part of the NSW team to compete at the Australian Titles later this month.

However, the Narrabri boxer declined the opportunity.