A huge upset happened last summer when Davies Jr. was stopped by Syrowatka in the final minutes of the fight.
Looking to right his wrong, the rematch is now all set and Davies Jnr. outlined his excitement exclusively to World Boxing News.
“We already had the rematch clause in the original contracts so he had to hold up his end of the bargain anyway, but most fighters wouldn’t have followed the rematch up. Only I knew myself that I was nowhere near my best. I wanted it, now that we’ve got it I’m over the moon,” said Davies.
Since suffering his first loss as a professional, Davies was motivated to secure a second chance – and despite having other opportunities – the Liverpudlian was focused only on Syrowatka.
“We had other options at the time but since the loss, and once you get a defeat, everyone automatically thinks you’re done.
“I had a lot going on outside of the ring and during the last few weeks of camp. We knew we wasn’t right after the fight, so ever since that I’ve been saying to my manager and the team to do anything to make sure I get the rematch.”
With Davies ready to avenge, the super-lightweight discussed staging the fight in his hometown and what it would mean to turn the result around in front of his own fans.
“I honestly don’t know really. Me and my team take it one step at a time but I’ll have my world ranking back, my belt back and it will open a lot of doors for me. I’ll be back in the picture and back on the big stage,” he said.
A win in March could then lead Davies Jr. on to his biggest year as a professional.
“I know my manager has always got a plan and he’s got a route planned out for me so one step at a time. Once we get this out of the way, which I’m confident I will win, then we’ll look on for the future and hopefully have a massive 2018,” concluded Davies.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller