Jazza Dickens has revealed that his days at featherweight are over. From this point on the 32-year-old will campaign at super featherweight.

After struggling mightily to make weight before his IBO featherweight title defence against Hector Sosa last July, Dickens has decided to step up to 130lbs. Dickens was stopped in the 10th round by the Argentinean. 

The Liverpudlian was intent on avenging the defeat but with no date imminent, he is making new plans. Dickens (32-5, 12 KOs) will return to action in Malta in April and then ready himself for an attack on the super featherweight division.

“I’m gonna get myself back in contention and get myself a belt,” he told Steve Lillis and John Evans on VIP’s Bell 2 Bell podcast. “I’m not going back down to British level. I wanna get myself a ranking and get straight back in with the big boys.

“When you lose, it’s a bit like you’re back down to the lower leagues for a bit until you can prove yourself again and somebody thinks it’s worth taking a risk on you. I’m gonna get myself a win, get back into the top 10 and get myself a title again.

“I’ve won an IBO world title and to me it’s not enough. I want world titles. Whoever’s got world titles, that’s what I’m chasing.”

Although Dickens has set his heart on winning a world title belt, he has entered a division which could offer him plenty of high profile domestic options. The British 130lbs division is packed with quality operators. 

Dickens outpointed Leigh Wood in 2020 and would love to face the former WBA featherweight champion again now that Wood has vacated his title to chase further glory at super featherweight. Former IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington has indicated that he will follow Wood up from 126lbs and still hopes to renew hostilities with his old rival while Joe Cordina is scheduled to defend his IBF title against Anthony Cacace in Saudi Arabia on May 18. Zelfa Barrett boxes Jordan Gill in April and Michael Conlan is still considering whether to fight on after suffering a stoppage defeat to Gill in December.

With a solid win at his new weight, Dickens would be a welcome addition to the mix and if offered the chance, he wouldn’t hesitate to get involved. 

“I don’t care, any of them,” he laughed when asked who he would like to fight. “I’ve been offered to fight most of them and I’ve said, ‘Yeah’ and then the contracts went AWOL. That’s just the way it is. Any of them.”