By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 03/07/17 1:34pm
Ohara Davies faces Josh Taylor in a meeting of two unbeaten prospects
Ohara Davies says his domestic clash with Josh Taylor will not last beyond the sixth round as ‘Two Tanks’ believes a knockout is inevitable.
The super-lightweight rivals will put their unbeaten records on the line when they share the ring this Saturday at the Braehead Arena in Scotland.
Davies has stopped 12 of his 15 opponents, while Taylor has only been taken the distance once in nine fights, and the Hackney man fully expects an explosive encounter with the Scotsman.
‘Two Tanks’ had too much firepower as Derry Mathews was stopped in March
“I reckon that I knock him out early,” Davies exclusively told Sky Sports. “This fight is not going to go past round six. Either I’m going to go before round six, or he’s going to go before round six. No way do I see this fight going past six rounds.
“If we stand and trade, I’m confident that I’ll be the last man standing. I’ve got too much power for him. He has got skills, but I’ve also got skills – and that’s what people don’t know.
“Once you get in the ring and you see how awkward I am, how long my arms are, how fast I actually am, then you realise that ‘I’ve totally misjudged this guy’.
“That’s a mistake that a few of my other opponents have made and I reckon that’s the same mistake that Taylor is making.”
All of the world super-lightweight titles will be at stake when Terence Crawford takes on Julius Indongo on August 19, live on Sky Sports, and Davies is eager to put himself in contention with the biggest names in his division.
Terence Crawford battles Julius Indongo for the right to become the undisputed champion at super-lightweight
He said: “This fight is the only fight on my mind, but I have heard other people speaking about the winner of Terence Crawford versus Julius Indongo, or I could fight the winner of Adrien Broner against Mikey Garcia.
“I’m in this game to only fight the best, and to be the best. I don’t think it will take long to get there.
“If you look at Mike Tyson when he turned pro, it didn’t take him long to be a world champion, so why should it take me long?
“With me, I want to get in there and fight the best as soon as I can.”