After eight months out of the ring due to inactivity and injury, unbeaten Liverpool light-welterweight Robbie Davies jnr returned to action in July with not only a win, but also a new management team.
Now guided by North West manager Neil Marsh after leaving Dave Coldwell – amicably it must be said – Davies is back out again, in Nottingham, on September 26, his second outing in just ten weeks.
With nine wins from nine contests (six early) since turning pro just over two years ago, the renewed frequency of his bouts is a welcome relief for the likeable scouser – who feels that he is ready to make a mark on a domestic scene he views as not the strongest division in the country.
He said: “I’m delighted at getting out so soon after my last fight in July. I’ve been a bit unlucky with injury and because of that I haven’t had as many fights as I thought I would have had by now but, with everything cleared up, I’m looking forward to not only keeping busy but also getting the wins that will get me a shot at titles. The British or Commonwealth are certainly targets for me this season. Looking at the division and the top 15 or so, I’d say we are all pretty much at the same level – any of us could get a shot at those titles really and I aim to be right in the mix with a few more wins under my belt.”
Davies, who trains under respected Liverpool coach Dave Tonks, faces Georgian, Mikheil Avakyan, at Chilwell Sports Centre later this month, and he sees the experienced European as a good test at this stage of his career. He said: “Although at 23 he’s younger than me, he’s very experienced and has met some decent names. I aim to put on a good performance and win, then target titles. 2015 is going to be a big year for me.”
Davies v Avakyan, who has won 31 of 56 fights in a near six-year career, tops an eight-fight card on a Carl Greaves promotion at Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre, Nottinghamshire, on 26 September.