Davies continues impressive progression with medal haul

CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY: Marley Davies, who clinched two gold and two silver medals at the WTKA World

CHAMPIONSHIP GLORY: Marley Davies, who clinched two gold and two silver medals at the WTKA World

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Kickboxing sensation Marley Davies has been tipped to 
continue his progression 
after clinching a World 
Championship medal haul.

The 13-year-old from Risby, was left celebrating this week after scooping two gold medals in the light continuous and light continuous with low kicks and two silvers in K1 and K1 light continuous categories in the under-60kg weight class at the WTKA World Championships in Massa Carrara, Tuscany.

It is the latest step in a steady progression for the Combat Kickboxing Academy fighter, who over the past two years has been crowned English and British champion and Junior English champion, much to the delight of coach Peter Dunnett, whose sons Lloyd and Leon, both full contact world champions, helped with his preparations.

“Marley has really improved, he trains hard and deservedly added these titles to his English and British championships, he’s come a long way,” he said. “Training alongside Lloyd and Leon ahead of his big competitions has really helped push him on, but a lot of it is down to hard work and extra training — he fully deserves the success.

“We are all really proud of Marley and it is great for the club as well because it shows what we are all about.”

The next progression for Davies will be to make the step up to full contact bouts next year and Dunnett has no doubt his promising youngster will continue to shine and even add further titles to his growing collection.

“There is no reason whatsoever why he can’t continue his progress and follow in the footsteps of our other fighters who have picked up full contact world titles,” he added. “The future is definitely bright for Marley.

“We need to look at getting him into some full contact fights in the new year but he is a promising young lad and he will definitely keep improving.”