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Power is out to make his point in Dublin bout

PUBLISHED: 11:23 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 07 September 2010

CAMDEN S ex-British bantamweight champion Martin Power is in top form ahead of his long-awaited return against Gary Davies in Dublin on Thursday, writes Simon Jackson. The former St Pancras amateur star, unbeaten in is his first 19 fights, has not fought

CAMDEN'S ex-British bantamweight champion Martin Power is in top form ahead of his long-awaited return against Gary Davies in Dublin on Thursday, writes Simon Jackson.

The former St Pancras amateur star, unbeaten in is his first 19 fights, has not fought since his a points loss to Ian Napa when challenging for the British belt in November 2007.

Two years earlier Power had beaten Napa, the current European champion, and his trainer Johnny Eames is confident his bantamweight star's massive ability remains intact.

"I still think Martin is the best bantamweight in Britain," Eames exclusively told Ham&High Sports. "His training has gone well [but] we are taking it one fight at a time."

Power began his professional career with a points win over Sean Grant at York Hall in 2001 and proceeded to storm his way to the peak of the British bantamweight division. The 28-year-old out-pointed Dale Robinson to win the vacant belt in May 2005 and beat Napa in his first defence of the title.

The Camden fighter followed up with the eighth round stoppage of Isaac Ward in his second defence, but was then twice beaten by Tsifhiwa Munyai for the Commonwealth belt.


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