Kerry Davis

By 22nd March 2022

Kerry played a range of sport when she was growing up. She began playing football aged just five, but combat sport is in Davis’ blood, as her mother competed in karate for England. Despite trying her hand at the martial art, she found her strengths and passion in boxing aged 14 believing that the best bit about the sport is that you get out what you put in.

2018 was a year to remember for Kerry as not only did she win her major title at the National Amateur Championships, but it was that victory which her earned an assessment with GB Boxing which she successfully passed, joining the programme officially in October of that year.

After suffering a foot injury shortly after joining the programme and with the delay of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kerry’s first chance to box as a senior came at the Balkan tournament in Bulgaria where she beat France’s Davina Michel in the final to win gold. She then repeated her gold medal feat at the 2022 Bocskai.

Kerry was selected for her first major in 2022, attending the Women’s World Championships in Istanbul where she would win two of her three bouts, narrowly losing her quarter-final bout to just miss out on a medal.

In December 2021, Kerry raised almost £6,000 by organising a 300-mile watt-bike ride, which both GB Boxers, coaches and support staff took part in, to raise money to buy an electric wheelchair for her friend suffering with multiple sclerosis.

Kerry competed at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where she reached the quarter-final stage.