Welsh fight fans could have a new star to follow.
Llanelli light-welterweight Zack Davies makes his professional debut in Harrow on Saturday, February 21 with an impressive amateur pedigree behind him.
Last summer, he reached the quarter finals of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 22 year-old also competed in world and European senior championship during a 120-bout career that also brought him Welsh and British honours.
Davies, who describes himself as a box fighter, is being trained and managed by Gary Lockett and says his stable mates are driving him on to be successful.
He shares a gym with Liam Williams, the unbeaten Commonwealth light-middleweight champion who’s one of the most talked-about talents on the domestic scene, and Davies knows him well.
He said: “We were in the Welsh squads together and seeing Liam win titles makes me want it that bit more.
“I’m hoping to follow in his footsteps.
“I just want to get the first fight out of the way, then see what happens.”
If Davies takes his amateur form into the professional ring, he seems certain to attract the attention of big promoters such as Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn – and the show in Harrow gives him the chance to show a massive audience what he can do.
The show is being screened across Europe on Eurosport and if his fight is shown, Davies could be seen by millions.
He will definitely be cheered on by his fighting family.
“It’s rugby mad around where I live,” said Davies, “but I was never much good at the game and we were always a boxing family anyway.
“My dad, three of my uncles and my big brother all boxed and I was 12 years old when I started.”
Davies went on to compete in major championships around the world and looking ahead to his professional career, he said: “I’m going to put the work in and see how far I can go.”
Davies is joined on the bill by stablemate Alex Hughes, the unbeaten light-heavyweight prospect, and tickets are available from 07970341866.