Robbie Davies Jnr spoke to WBN this week as he gets ready for his WBA Continental title clash against Finland’s Jarkko Putkonen on March 5th at Liverpool’s Devonshire House hotel.
Davies Jnr has established himself as one of the most promising boxers emerging from the city of Liverpool, a city that currently boasts a host of champions. The former mainstay of Knowsley Vale ABC will look to continue to make his mark in the pro ranks on March 5th against international opposition in confident Fin Jarkko Putkonen.
Davies tops the bill which includes Adam Little taking on Sam Matkin also at Light Welterweight and heavyweight Bill Hodgson. The highly rated Scouser looks to set the tone for the upcoming year against the 12-1 Finnish opponent.
“Camp has gone really well for this fight, I’ve had great sparring with the lads in the gym. We have great sparring in house anyway with the likes of Ryan Mulchay. Ste Brogan and Joe Tonks and Renald Garrido has come over for some sparring too. I’m looking forward to putting on a good display on March 5th.”
The undefeated Kirkby native has amassed 11 wins with 8 coming inside the scheduled distance and now looks to break on to the world scene in 2016 starting with a victory against Putkonen which will hopefully give Davies Jnr a top 15 ranking with the WBA.
“I’m not looking past this fight but I’m 100 percent confident I will win and win well. I have a great manager in Neil and I’m sure he’ll get the right fights for me this year. I like the Serhiy Fedchenko fight, he has been in with the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez and I think that would be a good fight for me.”
There is a bit of a buzz on the domestic Super Lightweight scene with Willie Limond challenging Tyrone Nurse for the British title and John Wayne Hibbert recently overcame the challenge of Tommy Martin for the Commonwealth title; Davies would fancy the job against all of those mentioned.
“Any of those won’t want to fight me, it’s a high-risk, low reward fight for all of them. I’d love to fight for the British or Commonwealth but I can’t see myself being a voluntary defense for any of the champions. If the opportunity arose I’d jump at it but I doubt I’d be given it.”
It appears that Davies Jnr will look to go down the WBA route in order to get his opportunities and he seems more than happy to go down the path set out for him by his manager Neil Marsh.
“Neil has been brilliant with me, I can’t thank him enough. Hopefully this year he will map out a plan where I can break in to the top 10 in the WBA. Like I said I’d love to fight for the British and Commonwealth titles but I’ll do whatever my manager thinks is best for my career.”
Chris Glover is a staff writer for WBN. Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisGlover28