Ismael Barroso has waited for a long time to get a big opportunity, and that opportunity is a few days away.

The Venezuelan puncher will face Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies (25-2, 18 KO) on January 6 for the interim-junior welterweight belt of the World Boxing Association.

The 12-round bout will precede the main event of an evening being presented by Golden Boy Promotions - with junior middleweight contender Vergil Ortiz facing Frederick Lawson from The Theater at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas and will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN.

At 40-years-old, the Venezuelan has experienced it all inside and outside the ring, but he's fuming to get back in the hunt after losing by way of a controversial stoppage to Rolando Romero in their WBA title fight back in May.

Romero is currently injured, which led to the interim-title fight being ordered between Barroso (24-4-2, 22 KOs) and Davies.

“I am very happy for this opportunity that God is once again giving me and I thank my team that I'm able to fight for a world title. God's justice is always ahead. I knew that God was going to give us this new opportunity and we are going to take advantage of it one hundred percent as always. We remain focused and leave everything in the hands of God," Barroso told George Ebro.

"[Davies] is a young, strong fighter who comes to win just like me, but we have a lot of experience and we have fought with very good boxers at the world level and I have God who has given me the strength and we are standing. They underestimate my age and think I'm old. It is true that I am 40-years-old, but if I have them in front of me I tell them: 'come and stand in front of Barroso and try to beat him.' And when you beat Barroso, then you can talk about me.

“We are focused on Davis, but if Romero wants [a rematch] we are ready for him. We have the desire and hunger to face him. That's what the public wants: Ismael Barroso's rematch with Rolando Romero."