Exclusive: Ohara Davies opens up on THAT tweet, ready to ditch bad boy image with MTK Global

Thomas Davison 24/01/2018

After signing with MTK, Ohara Davies has labelled MTK Global the ‘best in the business’ and is aiming to put his bad boy image behind him.

Davies boxing career has been overshadowed of late, by a seemingly controversial tweet he sent to Hull’s Tommy Coyle regarding a tabloid newspaper.

A large proportion of the public assumed he was referring to the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy – due to his already fractured relationship with the people of Liverpool.

He has since explained that it was in reference to a story the said tabloid had printed regarding Coyle and concerning a member of staff at his gym – which would seemingly make sense, as it’s well documented that Coyle is from Hull and not Liverpool.

Davies has now set his sights on moving forward with MTK and thinks they are the right choice for him moving forward.

“They (his former management team) knew what my intentions were with saying that and instead of them condemning me they should have at least put out to the public what I actually meant and explained the situation more. They knew it what it was about and that is wasn’t about Hillsborough because Tommy Coyle is from Hull,” Davies exclusively told World Boxing News.

The controversy resulted in Davies being removed from the forthcoming Matchroom show topped by Lawrence Okolie vs Isaac Chamberlain but Davies refused to lay blame at Eddie Hearn’s door, choosing instead to point out their relationship was ‘strictly business’.

Addressing his new-found link-up with MTK Global, the same stable that house Tyson Fury, Davies said:

“They treat every fighter like the only fighter they’ve got, and that’s what I like. They’ve got a PR team and they have the help to offer me.

On his perceived marmite image, he added: “Everybody who knows about boxing knows who I am, I don’t want to wear this mask anymore.

“I now really just want to be me, I don’t really care if it sells I just want to be me.”

Davies has said an announcement will be made on who will be promoting him moving forwards within the next week.

Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93