According to his handlers, EBU champion David Avanesyan is ready to face WBA welterweight king Yordenis Ugas, who retired Manny Pacquiao back in August.

Last Saturday night, Avanesyan retained his EBU belt with a two round destruction of Liam Taylor at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Avanesyan is aiming to take on one of the world champions in the weight class. 

It was Avanesyan's fifth win in a row since losing to Egidijus Kavaliauskas in February 2018.

All five of those wins have come by knockout, with stoppages of fighters like Kerman Lejarraga and Josh Kelly.

"The only ones that we think could withhold him is possibly Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, but they would be in a fight of their lives," Avanesyan's manager Neil Marsh told Sky Sports.

"If they didn't turn up, the same result would happen. Listen, David wants any of them. Ugas seems to be the easiest [to make], because Spence is a bit unsure with his career and I don't think there's a fight scheduled. Terence Crawford is scheduled to fight Shawn Porter, so the obvious one is the one who has just boxed against a legend. His profile has gone through the roof.

"He looks a good fighter, so yes, we are just trying to pick potentially the easy one to get hold of, more than necessarily the easiest opponent."

Marsh was not surprised by his boxer's performance on Saturday, when he took out Taylor in only two rounds.

"That's what world-class fighters do. They just walk through people, who aren't on their level and that's what he did," said Marsh.

"He couldn't really keep David off him, so they quickly adopted a fight fire with fire approach. Did he [Avanesyan] expect that? No. Do we understand why they did it? Yes. Did I think that would have happened in the fight? Yes."