Winnipeg’s George Davis has been working hard to shape his body – and his life – to become a professional fighter. Although he didn’t take even a single karate class as a kid, he’s been getting into fights since the first grade. A brush with the law re-directed his aggression to the gym – and hopefully, towards his opponent next Saturday night.
Davis faces Tyler Weran, a hot prospect and undefeated banger who could be next in line for a title shot with a win, but Davis has seen tape on Weran and thinks he’s in for a rude awakening. Seven years of Muay Thai and boxing gives him confidence in his hands. He does respect Weran – and although Davis knows his own style is prone to being a little too of a much hands-down, counter-punching fighter who maybe keeps his hands a little too low – he feels Weran lacks the explosiveness to beat him.
Davis used to weigh 265 lbs, and has fought as a heavyweight, but his dedication to the fighting lifestyle has meant many a missed night out, and he’ll have no trouble being on-weight for this clash at 205. His motivation stems from his enjoyment of training, and his desire to spend as little time as possible on the couch afterwards recuperating.
Neither man has lost a fight in either their pro or amateur career. But Davis admits that one time, on a bender, he battled several cops, and woke up in the drunk tank with no idea how he got there. He was lucky to escape without charges, but now with eyes wide open – and a dedication to ensure nothing like that ever happens again – he drives himself towards a pivotal fight next Saturday night.