KODY Davies says he will target a maiden title fight next month if promoter Frank Warren can find space for him on his big London show at the O2 Arena.

Super-middleweight Davies is looking to extend his perfect professional record to 9-0 tonight when he faces Yorkshireman Harry Matthews (16-44-3) in Leeds.

The First Direct Arena clash takes place on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s first IBF world featherweight title defence against fellow undefeated fighter Kid Galahad.

Pontllanfraith’s Davies, 24, has ambitions of landing his own crack at some silverware, and after signing a promotional deal with Warren in April, he hopes that comes later this summer.

“There’s a show on July 13 under my new promotional banner of Frank Warren, so there’s a good chance I’ll be fighting then which would be great,” said the Welshman.

“If so, I’m going to push for a title on that bill.”

He added: “There’s a lot of international titles to get you ranked, and there’s the traditional British title route.

“There’s so many different routes you can take to a world title.

“It would be great to box for a British title, but whatever presents itself to me I’m going to grab with both hands.

“I want to fight for titles so anyone anybody with titles, super-middleweight to light-heavyweight, they’re on my radar.”

Davies was due to meet Morgan Jones for the vacant Welsh super-middleweight crown in March.

However, an injury sustained in tragic circumstances meant he had to drop out of the bout with Aberdare’s Jones.

A bleed in the brain caused sister Jade-Louise to collapse at her home in late January.

Her brother injured himself breaking down a door to get to her – she sadly died a few days later aged just 30.

“I’ve got a different mentality since experiencing what I have in the past couple of months,” said Davies, who knows tonight will be emotional for the whole family and his sister’s friends.

“Losing in boxing used to be my biggest fear but dealing with what I have in the last couple of months has changed that. Before, my style was to hit and not be hit, now I just want to go in there and get the win.

“Boxing is a hurt game, but it’s also an art, so you can’t go in there all guns blazing.

“I want to look good and perform well, put on a masterclass and when the time is right, I’m going to look for the next knockout on my record.

“I haven’t boxed for nine months so I’m going to get the ring-rust off and then I’m ready for titles.”

Davies has sparred with big names such as Chris Eubank Jnr, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith and George Groves, but this time his preparations have been a bit different.

“I normally spar world champions, but this time I’ve been sparring someone I’ve fought before which is great for me, and I’m feeling in good condition and stronger than ever,” he added.

“It has been tough for me to get sparring, so Gavin (Rees, trainer) put the word out on Facebook and we got together with Anthony Fox, who I fought last year.

“With Anthony, we met them up there and they returned the trip back, and it’s an ongoing thing.

“He’s always game and has got a horrible style to work with, so it’s good for me and it’s bringing him on as well. It’s good for both of us.”