Tom Farrell v Ohara Davies set for Liverpool in September

Matchroom 24/07/2017

Lawrence Lustig

Unbeaten Liverpool man Tom Farrell defends his WBA International Super-Lightweight title against Hackney’s Ohara Davies, who is straight back into title action after his loss to Josh Taylor.

Farrell v Davies is part of Matchroom Boxing’s ‘Battle on the Mersey’ show taking place at the Echo Arena on September 30.

Here’s what both fighters had to say at the press conference on Monday:

Tom Farrell: When you first start boxing these are the nights that you want to be in. He’s got to where he’s has by opening his mouth.

“This is a real 50-50 fight and he rubs people up the wrong way but he needs to know his place: I’m the champ, he’s the challenger and I’m at home. It’s going to be hostile in there and it will remind him of a few weeks ago in Glasgow.

Ohara Davies: These things happen, you win some and you lose some. I’m back in the gym already and I’m working hard.

“I’m used to getting stick wherever I go, I’m going to go in there and take his belt and that’s it. I did a lot of things wrong in the Taylor fight but I’m going to put that right. 

“This is a must win fight and I will win, I need to get back to what I used to do, my mind wasn’t in the right place last time out but I’ve learned from that.

Tickets go on sale at midday today (July 24) to Matchroom Fight Pass members via www.stubhub.co.uk priced £40, £60, £100 and £200 VIP. Tickets go on general sale at midday tomorrow (July 25) at www.echoarena.com and on 0844 8000 400 – with VIP tickets exclusively available at www.matchroomboxing.com

Face value tickets for September 30 are also available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/. StubHub is the official ticket partner and the marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.