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Exclusive: Ohara Davies – The new ‘Problem’ for UK fighters

Phil Jay 26/01/2017

WBC

British super-lightweight contender Ohara Davies is quickly gaining a reputation for trouble as the WBC silver super-lightweight champion is targeted by a number of rivals.

In recent weeks, Davies was involved in a social media spat with experienced Merseysider Derry Mathews only for the fight to eventually be signed for the undercard of David Haye v Tony Bellew on March 4 in London.

Since then, Mathews’ fellow Liverpudlian Robbie Davies Jnr has been linked to a future clash, whilst Josh Taylor and coach Shane McGuigan have both been heard mentioning the Hackney man’s name as they prepare to appear in Las Vegas this weekend.

All bodes well for some high-quality match-ups involving Davies in the months ahead, whilst agent Charlie Sims believes the 24 year-old has a fighting persona that attracts others to get involved, somewhat in the ilk of a younger Adrien Broner.

“Working with Ohara is exciting as he’s a unique character and truly one of a kind,” Sims exclusively told World Boxing News.

“Although he has an unorthodox commercial approach, we believe he is the most talked about prospect right now. Everyone wants to fight him as he’s constantly smack talking.

“He’s becoming the most wanted man in his weight class, domestically, with contenders queuing up to fight him. Ohara is doing really well, and things are buzzing at the moment.

“Martin J. Ward is getting ready for a British defence on March 25th, whilst Felix Cash is due out on March 17th and April 15th on the Ricky Burns undercard.

“Ted Cheeseman fights alongside Ohara on the March 4th Haye-Bellew undercard, whilst Conor Benn is set to learn his next date soon. Danny Dignum has just signed a six-fight deal with Matchroom and is out next on March 17, plus there’s John Ryder fighting next weekend on the February 4th ITV Box Office event against Adam Etches.

“We are still hoping to add another two or three to that list moving forward.

“Ohara Davies is a big piece of our puzzle and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him,” added Sims.

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