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Exclusive: Alex Dilmaghani on facing ex-Gervonta Davis opponent

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With an unbeaten run of 15 fights to his name, Alex Dilmaghani is looking to make the next breakthrough as the 28-year-old fights for his first title.

Standing opposite the Surrey-born super featherweight is arguably his toughest test to date, 25-year-old Nicaraguan Francisco Fonseca.

Fonseca has fought for two world titles, coming up short against Tevin Farmer and Gervonta Davis. Those are his only defeats, the last of which he went the distance with Farmer in December 2018.

He has won the three fights since, all within the distance.

“I know he’s a tough, forward, world-class operator.” Dilmaghani exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Is he my toughest? On paper, perhaps. I believe he doesn’t have the amateur pedigree my last opponent had or the skillset of some others I’ve fought.”

Dilmaghani has headlined events before, but with this one being televised, it gives the contender a great opportunity to expose the wider boxing community to his name.

“This is not my first time headlining a show,” he said. “But it feels great to headline a show live on Channel 5. It just puts me close to a world title and a top-five position.”

Like Fonseca, Dilmaghani has stopped his previous three opponents within the distance. Currently with a 19-1 record, Dilmaghani last fought in May when he stopped the Czech champion Martin Parlagi in the 8th round in Manchester.

“Yeah, I was happy (with that performance). I did what I needed to do with Parlagi,” he explained. “Although I have a lot more I can show, which I wasn’t able to do with him as when I dominated from the outset, he became very negative.”

I ended by asking Dilmaghani where he sees himself in 12 months. He gave a short point but positive answer: “World champion!”

Watch Dilmaghani v Fonseca live on Channel 5 in the UK on September 28.

By Mick Kane. Follow experienced boxing news source World Boxing News on Facebook.