UNBEATEN Gwent fighter Kody Davies reckons “it’s a whole new ball game” after signing a promotional deal with Frank Warren.

Following in the footsteps of mentor Joe Calzaghe, who was promoted by Warren for 12 years during his stellar career, Pontllanfraith’s Davies is now eyeing up some silverware.

He will take the next step towards a maiden professional strap with a Queensbury Promotions debut on the Josh Warrington-Kid Galahad undercard at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on June 15.

The bout will be the 24-year-old’s first since the tragic death of older sister Jade in January, not long before he was due to meet Morgan Jones for the vacant Welsh super-middleweight crown.

Now he is teaming up with Hall of Fame promoter Warren, the eight-time Welsh amateur champion intends to dedicate future achievements to his late sibling.

“I’m in boxing for one thing and one thing only – world titles,” said the Gavin Rees-trained fighter. “It’s going to be great working with Frank Warren and his team.

“I’ve started my career fighting in leisure centres in the valleys in South Wales, then S-Jam Boxing took me from there to London and Los Angeles.

“Now I’m ready to settle down here and demolish anyone who stands in my way.

“I’m doing this for my amazing sister who my family and I recently lost suddenly.

“She gives me the hunger and desire I never knew I had.”

He added: “It’s a whole new ball game for me now.

“Super-middleweight or light-heavyweight, nobody is taking food off my table.”

Davies, who also won three British titles as an amateur, made his pro debut in October 2017.

He began with a second-round demolition of Latvian Andrejs Tolstihs, who was knocked down five times, once out of the ring, before back-to-back points victories.

After opening with three fights in his home country – Swansea, Pontypool and Ebbw Vale – Davies tasted success twice in just over a month in London, at the O2 and York Hall respectively.

His fourth and fifth contests of 2018 were back in Cardiff, the second of those a fearsome stoppage of Jevgenijs Andrejevs, his third Latvian opponent to date.

Then, last September, Davies travelled to Ontario, California to make his US debut on the undercard of the featherweight showdown between Brandon Figueroa and Oscar Escandon.

He was set to fight in America again earlier this year, but a bout in Brooklyn fell through.