“He deserves a world title shot and we wish that. We deserve the chance”; David Avanesyan’s supervisor Neil Marsh has already contacted the governing our bodies to line up a battle in opposition to one of many champions.
By Jack Collins and Andy Scott
Final Up to date: 23/02/21 4:27pm
David Avanesyan’s supervisor Neil Marsh has vowed to safe his fighter one other world title shot following his gorgeous knockout win over Josh Kelly.
The Russian overwhelmed Kelly with a relentless assault within the sixth spherical of their European welterweight title conflict on Saturday to stake his declare for one more battle in opposition to one of many division’s largest names.
Avanesyan suffered a factors loss to Lamont Peterson in a WBA title battle in 2017, however Marsh believes the 32-year-old ought to earn a second alternative following 4 successive stoppage victories.
“He deserves a world title shot and we wish that. It is right down to Eddie [Hearn],” Marsh informed Sky Sports activities. “Eddie’s obtained the platform.
“We deserve that chance so hopefully Eddie will give us that.”
The 147-pound division is filled with world-class expertise and pound-for-pound rivals Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford are among the many present title holders.
Avanesyan’s win over Kelly has even created recent hypothesis a couple of battle in opposition to the ever-improving Conor Benn.
However after three profitable defences of his European belt, Marsh wish to see Avanesyan step up at school once more, relatively than threat shedding momentum in opposition to one other unbeaten prospect.
“There’s a number of 147 fighters on the market who’re former world champions and knocking on the door,” mentioned Marsh.
“Eddie talked about Shawn Porter and folks like this. We would battle them however I feel he’ll be within the prime 5 in all of the governing our bodies now.
“If it isn’t a world title, I need a last eliminator, the child deserves it. So if we’re going into an enormous battle in America, there is a prize on the finish of it, as a result of for me the job’s practically finished with David.
“We’re knocking on the door, we do not wish to simply give it away by preventing one other prospect, regardless that I would be assured in any of the 147 prospects in world boxing.
“They’re banana skins, aren’t they.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn recommended on the weekend that Avanesyan has propelled himself into rivalry for a battle in opposition to one among America’s stars.
“I imagine he ought to get a world title shot,” mentioned Hearn. “Why not see him up there preventing the likes of Shawn Porter.
“Terence Crawford seems for an opponent on a regular basis. Errol Spence, Danny Garcia. All these guys.”
An prolonged interview with Neil Marsh is on this week’s Ringside Toe 2 Toe podcast.