Great Britain hero Tony Davis reiterates his title by helping Danis Latypov to qualify for Olympic Games first in Bahrain history.26 March 2021
Boxing coach Tony Davis is a real hero in Great Britain.
The former British Army Staff Sergeant was the first person to rush to the aid of PC Keith Palmer, the unarmed police officer who was fatally stabbed as he attempted to stop a terrorist outside the Palace of Westminster in 2017.
With the attacker still nearby, Davis leapt over a fence and tried to resuscitate PC Palmer. He was joined by Tobias Ellwood MP, and then two men tried desperately to revive PC Palmer using CPR. Tragically, despite their efforts, he could not be revived and died at the scene.
Davis was awarded a Bronze Medal in honor of his heroic act by the Royal Humane Society and also received a St John Ambulance Everyday Hero Award, plus an Outstanding Bravery accolade in the Pride of the North-East Awards 2018.
He moved in Bahrain in 2018
At the end of 2018, Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa convinced Davis to move in Bahrain. At that time, there were no even a Federation, no boxers in Bahrain. Only a few professional fighters.
Tony Davis built everything from the scratch, including the very first boxing ring at the first event ever held in Bahrain (29 June 2019).
Preparation is the most important thing for Tony. His slogan is “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. Since 2019 things have improved rapidly. Bahrain participated in all Asian completions and in 2020 took part in the most prestigious tournament of the World – Strandja (Bulgaria). In Bulgaria, Danis Latypov (+ 91) being the best boxer of Bahrain, won silver medal.
Tony Davis and Danis Latypov
3 Europeans worked for Bahrain success
The former Russian WSB boxer, well-known by the international competitions, who has had more than 300 fights during his long career since 2006. Danis Latypov was born in Tatarstan region, Russian Federation, but he has represented Bahrain at the international level since 2019.
He came out a winner in a fight with European Games silver medalist Mourad Aliev in the semi-finals at Strandja (Bulgaria). Despite of his loss to Ukraine’s Tsotne Rogava, Latypov became the first finalist in a top international tournament from Bahrain and he proved his potential in Sofia.
Bahrain Boxing Federation built their success with 3 Europeans: Tony Davis (ex-England), Danis Latypov (ex-Russia) and Viorel Sima (AIBA Supervisor, ex-Romania).
Tony Davis, Danis Latypov and Viorel Sima
5th place In Amman
Latypov took part in the 2020 Asia & Oceania Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. He was at the 5th place in Amman (Jordan). Danis Latypov gets an impressive win against South Korea’s Song Hwapeong in the first super heavyweight bout in Amman. The only fight he gives up is against world champion Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan. Latypov, trained by former GB coach, Tony Davis, gains his place at Tokyo through IOC Boxing Taskforce rating. The recent victory by glorious coach a boxer was last week in Turkey at Bosphorus Tournament. Latypov gained a bronze medal.
Today is Tony Davis birthday, he made 47 years old, and EUBC would like to congratulate him on this occasion. As well as to praise his amazing achievements with Bahrain Boxing Federation.