Middleweight Kyrone Davis says every step of his professional journey has led him to his next fight – and what he envisions will be the biggest win of his career.

At the very least, Davis should make for a stern test of undefeated Elijah Garcia in the main event of the Amazon Prime prelims on the Keith Thurman-Tim Tszyu PPV card on Saturday, March 30, from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Davis, however, views all the trials he has faced up to now as stepping stones to something bigger – and not just a role providing strong opposition for another fighter.

Davis (18-3-1, 6 KOs) has been something of a hard-luck fighter throughout much of his career. He fought David Benavidez on a couple weeks’ notice (after former champion Jose Uzcategui tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug) and suffered a stoppage loss. He drew with Anthony Dirrell. This weekend, the 29-year-old Delaware native enters the fight against Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) as the underdog.

“I think all of my fights, every situation I have been in – the fights on short notice, the big names, the 50-50 fights, the big stages,” Davis said. “I have been on them. [This is the next step] to getting to where I want to be, which is a world title [shot].”

It hasn’t been all adversity for Davis, though. With 18 wins (including an upset of then-undefeated Marcos Hernandez), a top trainer in Stephen “Breadman” Edwards in his corner and Saturday’s opportunity to upend a hot prospect, Davis still has faith in the upward trajectory of his career.

“I think all of those [fights] accumulated together has gained me the experience to fight a fight like this and be calm, and understand the magnitude of the fight but not let it get to my head,” Davis said. “Knowing how to prep, and what my body needs to perform at the best level.”

While Garcia, 20, is ranked highly by all four major sanctioning bodies, Davis appears in none of the rankings. Unfazed, he is fighting for what Garcia has.

“Every fight,” Davis said, “has prepared me for this moment.”