Exclusive: Robbie Davies Jnr discusses ITV Box Office debut

Joe Hewlett 10/07/2017

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Michal Syrowatka is arriving in London attempt to gate-crash the party for Robbie Davie Jr.

The Pole will take on the Brit at the Wembley Arena, July 15, with the WBA Continental super-lightweight title on the line. 

Davie Jr is fully aware of his opponent’s former amateur pedigree. Though, he was quick to compare the level of competitiveness in both parts of Europe. 

“I knew he had a very expensive amateur career in the Europeans and Worlds, all the tournaments I never got to do but obviously being the number one in Poland is much different to being the number one in Britain,” Davies exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Our standards are a lot higher. As a professional he’s had some decent opponents but none of my calibre and the best opponent he fought was where he lost a fight and won a rematch against Rafael Jackiewicz. He lost to someone who was ten years past his best at the age of 40. He’s a very good test though, he’s strong, athletic and is built like a bodybuilder.

“He must be a confident fighter unless he’s willing to take the risk. If it was the other way around and I was asked to go to Poland to take on someone who has knocked out nine of his last ten opponents, would I want to? – probably not.”

The 27-year-old’s last fight featured on ITV 4 and has since been rewarded with a slot on the Eubank Jr, Arthur Abraham undercard. 

Davies Jr is hoping to continue his ways and follow Eubank Jr into spearheading ITV’s mission to succeed at Box-Office.

“If I keep winning and keep progressing I’d love to be on the forefront like Eubank is doing and fighting big shows, working my way up to challenge for the big titles.

“I’m made up, last time I was on ITV 4 and now I’m fighting on Box-Office so it’s a big occasion for me. The North West have seen what I can do so it’s another chance to showcase what I can do in front of the Londoners.

“I want to do my talking with the fighting.” 

He concluded: “If you look at Matchroom and Frank Warren, where were they after two shows? Imagine after ten shows where ITV will be.”

Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95