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David Avanesyan ready for world title fight, says manager

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Russian fighter David Avanesyan’s manager is aiming to set his fighter up with another world title fight coming off the back of his impressive win over Josh Kelly.

The fight last weekend was stopped at the weekend in the sixth round as Kelly struggled at the hands of the 32-year-old European welterweight title holder.

Avanesyan last fought for a world title when he took on Lamont Peterson for the WBA title, but lost on points. Manager Neil Marsh is hoping that he will be getting another shot before too long.

"He deserves a world title shot and we want that. It's down to Eddie [Hearn]," Marsh told Sky Sports

"Eddie's got the platform. We deserve that opportunity so hopefully Eddie will give us that."

Marsh wants his fighter to move up to face some of the best in the 147lb division.

"There's a lot of 147 fighters out there who are former world champions and knocking on the door," explained Marsh.

"Eddie mentioned Shawn Porter and people like this. We'd fight them but I think he'll be in the top five in all the governing bodies now.

"If it's not a world title, I want a final eliminator, the kid deserves it. So if we're going into a big fight in America, there's a prize at the end of it, because for me the job's nearly done with David.

"We're knocking on the door, we don't want to just give it away by fighting another prospect, even though I'd be confident in any of the 147 prospects in world boxing.

"They're banana skins, aren't they."

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