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This exciting 24-year-old prospect from Hackney in London is starting to get the boxing world looking in his direction. This Saturday night at Wembley Arena, Davies steps up in class to take on experienced Italian champion Andrea Scarpa (20-2, 10KOs) in his toughest test so far in his career, but Davies believes he already has an edge.
Scarpa will be putting his WBC silver title on the line and a win would catapult the Brit right up the rankings and on the verge of bigger and better things for 2017.
Davies believes he already has a psychological edge over Scarpa going into the fight after suggesting his Italian opponent looked “afraid” when they first met at ringside.
Davies has already crossed paths with the champion when they both attended Gennady Golovkin’s win over Kell Brook in September and believes he spotted signs of vulnerability in Scarpa.
With Davies’ reputation as a banger, he feels Scarpa is worried and should be intimidated by him.
“I saw him at the Golovkin fight. He was sat at ringside and as I walked past him, he looked afraid, totally afraid. I think that was when Eddie Hearn first offered him the fight against me.” Davies told SkySports.
“I feel that’s the same kind of energy I’m going to get from him on the head to head. I think he’s afraid, but he’s just going to come and give it a go and get beat.
“My only message to him is that he should be afraid. Come here, get ready to get knocked out, and get on the flight back home.”