Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions have signed English Bantamweight champion Liam Davies on a promotional deal and he will feature in his hometown of Telford on Saturday.
Undefeated Davies (8-0, 3 KOs) will fight on the undercard of Daniel Dubois WBA Interim Heavyweight title clash against Bogdan Dinu at the Telford International Centre, live on BT Sport.
The 25-year-old won the vacant English strap with Sean Cairns retiring after six rounds in November and believes he can push on under the guidance of the Hall of Fame Promoter.
“I feel like my career is finally going to take off now,” said Davies on his link-up with Queensberry.
“It is a blessing and a real privilege. I will make sure that I grab the opportunities with both hands when they come my way.
“I am in a good position with winning the English title in my last fight and I am definitely looking to build on it now and keep pushing forward. With Frank behind me I will be able to do that.
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“I had only two weeks’ notice for my English fight and most lads probably wouldn’t have taken it, but it was a case of risk against reward and I’ve got my reward in signing with Frank. If I hadn’t won the title I don’t think I would have been in the position I am in.”
1000 fans will be in attendance for the first time in a British indoor boxing arena since Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev attracted 1000 supporters to Wembley Arena for their World Heavyweight title fight in December.
Davies, who fights Stefan Slavchev for the second time on Saturday hopes to secure a British title opportunity this year, with Lee McGregor the current holder and is hoping to emulate former world champion, Richie Woodhall by bringing big nights back to Telford.
“I haven’t fought in Telford for a very long time and I will make sure I entertain on my debut for Frank,” Davies added.
“There will be a thousand fans so I couldn’t get as many tickets as I wanted, but I am just happy to be on the show.
“I fought in Telford as an amateur many years ago and this is a big thing here which a lot of people are buzzing for it. I’ve got to put on a show and make sure boxing comes back here again, maybe with me headlining next time.
“Richie Woodhall won his world title in Telford and this has been a long time coming and I am hoping to be the next man to bring the big shows here.
“I want a shot at the British sometime this year or early next. I’m sure lots of fights can happen because of the bantamweights with Frank and that is why I have come onboard really, so we can get the fights that build you up.
“Andrew Cain beat me three times at the age of 13-14 but it is a different game now and for him to say he smashed me is way off. I am not going to shy away from anyone. I don’t want to pick and choose and I have never understood that malarkey. I just turn up and box.
“I want to thank Frank for getting me on and it has come around quickly, which doesn’t happen much.”