KODY Davies says he won’t be overlooking Latvian journeyman Jevgenijs Andrejevs in Cardiff on Friday night but will use the fight as a “warm-up” for his US debut later this month.

The Pontllanfraith light-heavyweight has landed a spot on the TGB Promotions show at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, a city just east of Los Angeles.

Davies, 24, should head out to California for his September 30 bout against an as yet unnamed opponent with a seventh pro victory behind him.

It could well be a big mismatch at Vale Sports Arena in the Welsh capital as Andrejevs hasn’t won a fight in his last 35 attempts (34

defeats and one draw).

In fact, the 37-year-old, whose nomadic 15-year professional career has taken in no fewer than 18 countries, has only triumphed 10 times in 111 outings.

“My management (S-Jam Boxing) got me on the undercard of a show just outside Los Angeles, so I’m going to be making my American

debut, it’s going to be great,” said Davies.

“Obviously I’ve got the fight in Cardiff first which I’d planned to do anyway.

“I’m not overlooking my opponent but it will be a warm-up fight for me before I go out to America.

“My management have been working on the American thing for a while, so I’m really happy they have come through with the goods.

“It’s definitely going to be a step up for me, and it could potentially be for an inter-continental title.”

Hayemaker Ringstar Promotions client Davies has won all six of his bouts in the paid code, the most recent coming in early August.

The show in the US is headlined by the fight between former WBC world welterweight champion Victor Ortiz and John Molina Jr.

Davies won't be the only Brit on the bill. Unbeaten London heavyweight Joe Joyce faces Georgian Iago Kiladze.