A TEENAGE boxer dubbed the 'Warndon Whirlwind' who hopes to one day be a champion has blown away the competition in her latest knockout fight.

Kelsey Martin Davies, 14, of Warndon, Worcester took on a fight against an older, bigger girl at short notice, winning by stoppage in the first round during the bruising bout in Cowley, Oxfordshire on Saturday.


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Meanwhile, another up-and-coming fighter, 'the Sandman' Jacob Phillips, 12, of Malvern, extended his record to 2-0 at the same event.

Both fighters have been coached by Jon DP Shaw at DP Boxing at his gym in Sherriff Street, Worcester and he says he has high hopes for both of them.

Worcester News: WINNERS: L-R Carys Clarke, Kelsey Martin Davies AKA The Warndon Whirlwind, Jon DP Shaw and 'Sandman' Jacob Phillips WINNERS: L-R Carys Clarke, Kelsey Martin Davies AKA The Warndon Whirlwind, Jon DP Shaw and 'Sandman' Jacob Phillips

Mr Shaw is among a group of experienced boxing coaches, including leaders at Worcester Amateur Boxing Club, who have come out to condemn knife culture after a series of violent incidents in the city, including a stabbing last month. 

Kelsey, a pupil at Bishop Perowne, unloaded a series of lightning-fast combinations against the older girl, ending the fight quickly and decisively.

It brings the undefeated young fighter's win tally to 4-0 ahead of a title fight next month.

Mr Shaw said the older girl was 'a very decent fighter in her own right' and 'one to watch' in future but Kelsey came out on top.

Going originally by the name of the 'Tasmanian Devil' and 'Little Animal', Mr Shaw has now coined a new nickname for her - 'the Warndon Whirlwind' which better speaks to her city roots.

Mr Shaw wants to encourage more young people in the city to drop the knives and pick up the gloves. He wants more young people to follow the example of youngsters like Kelsey and Jacob who have shown dedication to the sport.

Mr Shaw, 31, of Malvern said there was 'never a dull moment' in a Jacob Phillips fight and that the Dyson Perrins Academy student liked to 'go to war' in the ring.

The father-of-one said: "He's a good boxer but also has the taste for a good old-fashioned brawl."

He said of Kelsey's performance: "It was an educated and classy performance against a much bigger opponent.

"She demonstrated to a high level what we have been working on in the gym. With progress like this we will be climbing the ranks at an unparalleled rate."

Kelsey's next challenge is at Leicester Arena for the ICB title fight in the junior female (46kg category) on July 2, the first ever junior female title under this organisation.