New Frank Warren signing Ohara Davies has made it his goal to win a world title within the next 18 months.
It was announced earlier this week that Davies, who had previously been promoted by Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Boxing, is joining Warren’s stable of fighters moving forward.
‘Two Tanks’ will make his Warren promotions bow against a yet to be announced opponent on the undercard of the Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray’s title showdown on April 14.
When asked by World Boxing News about potential opponents and his forthcoming plan, Davies was cautiously optimistic he can be in the mix for a world title at the mid-part of 2019.
“I’m not targeting anyone specifically at the moment, I do hold the WBA international which means I’m world ranked,” “he pointed out.
“I do want to be going for a world title next year and I believe I can win a world title within the next 18 months, I believe I can do it.
“My next three fights are going to be really important for me and I want to fight three times in 2018 and I want to win a world title next year.”
Davies had been scheduled to appear on the undercard of the Matchroom promoted – Lawrence Okolie vs Isaac Chamberlain headlined show, but recent controversy regarding a tweet Davies sent to Hull’s Tommy Coyle resulted in him being taken off the show.
Davies subsequently changed management to MTK Global, the same stable who manage Tyson Fury and Carl Frampton, and is seeking to put his controversial past behind him and focus on winning a world title under the Frank Warren promotions banner.
Davies concluded by saying: “Everybody who knows about boxing knows who I am, I don’t want to wear this mask anymore.
“I now really just want to be me, I don’t really care if it sells I just want to be me.”
Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93