Ohara Davies is now set to face WBC international super-lightweight champion Paul Kamanga at O2 Arena on June 23.
Davies original opponent, Josh Leather, pulled out of their fight, after deciding he wanted to take a break from boxing.
Davies, understandably upset at Leather’s withdrawal, hopes he can fight Leather in the future but feels Kamanga can provide a real test for him on the 23rd of June.
“I feel quite gutted that Leather pulled out and said he was taking a break from boxing,” said Davies. “He did interviews saying what he was going to do and I wanted to see if he could ﬁght as well as he talks.
“He said a few things I wasn’t too happy with, but these things happen, and hopefully he will decide he wants ﬁght again eventually and we can meet.”
“As always Frank Warren delivers and has come with Paul Kamanga. I have only just heard the name, and I am going to have a look. “Kamanga’s record is good, and he looks a real test for a ﬁghter like myself who is all about winning world titles. “I will watch a bit of him, but I don’t think I need to because I am a smart ﬁghter in that ring.
“With the new team that I have, I can adjust to any circumstances. I am in such good shape that I don’t see anyone being a threat to me, right now.”
Ohara is hoping that he can manoeuvre past Kamanga and set himself up with a big fight. While many expect that to be the winner of Tyrone McKenna vs Jack Catterall, Davies is looking even further up the ranks, to WBO Champion, Maurice Hooker, who overcame Manchester’s Terry Flanagan last weekend.
“Hooker is someone I want because he is a world champion. I think he would be easier to beat than Terry Flanagan.” said a confident Davies. “I was ringside, and Terry should have got the decision. I thought he won and I know what I saw. “Styles make ﬁghts, and Terry would be tougher to beat than Hooker who will be easier.”