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November 24, 2016

Andrea not looking to Scarpa from Davies

Enzo Maccarinelli

Scarpa, pictured left, will be hoping to inflict more misery on the Brits after defeating John Wayne Hibbert (right) earlier this year.

by Shaun Brown

Italy's Andrea Scarpa says he is ready for "hell" when he fights Ohara Davies on Saturday night at Wembley Arena.

The 29-year-old will put his WBC super lightweight title on the line against the higlhy touted Davies, live on Sky Sports.

Scarpa (20-2,10 KOs) is having his second consecutive fight in Britain after stopping John Wayne Hibbert for the vacant WBC belt back in June. A fight where Scarpa proved too much for Hibbert, and now looks a stern test for Davies who is facing his biggest fight to date.

"I'm ready for the hell, I'm serious, I'm f*cking serious!!! It is on!" a motivated Scarpa told the media at today's final press conference in London.

"This is the golden age of boxing, I'm motivated for war."

Davies, unbeaten in 14 fights, is seen by many as a future world champion at 140lbs, and said he is in boxing for world titles and nothing less.

"Saturday night I take that belt and get a top world ranking," he said.

I feel no pressure in the ring, I feel at home. I get in there, I win then we move on.

"It's been a long time coming. I'm in the best shape of my life - I'm ready to take that belt home and have a burger!"

Davies was certainly the more relaxed of the two when the pair came face-to-face for the cameras. The Brit all smiles, while the Italian looking more on edge before walking off stage prompting more smiles from Davies, who was rubbing his hands in anticipation for Saturday night.