Exclusive: Ohara Davies closes door on Ashley Theophane fight

Thomas Davison 26/01/2018

Former WBC Silver super-lightweight champion Ohara Davies says ex-world title challenger Ashley Theopane has missed a chance to fight him.

In an interview with WBN recently, the 25 year-old also labelled his fellow Londoner ‘a nobody’, who only fought in a world title fight because of his promoter Floyd Mayweather.

Davies has put the controversy surrounding tweets sent to Hull’s Tommy Coyle behind him and was linked to a potential fight with Theophane late last year.

The Londoner has now stated that fight is off the table as Davies bids to put himself in a position to win a world title in the near future.

Asked about a potential fight with Theopane the outspoken Davies exclusively explained his position to World Boxing News: “Ashley Theopane is a fight that I’ve looked at before as a good fight but he’s turned the fight down time after time.

“I feel like that he has lost that opportunity because now I’m going to be going for world honours and Ashley Theopane is not a world-ranked fighter.

“He fought Adrian Broner for the world title and got his opportunity only because he was signed to Floyd. We all know that it wasn’t an opportunity he would have been awarded on his own.

“No matter what he thinks, he isn’t highly ranked and he isn’t talked about – he’s a nobody really,” he added.

Theopane challenged Broner unsuccessfully for his old WBA 140lb strap in 2016 as ‘The Problem’ stopped ‘Treasure’ in nine rounds under Mayweather’s ‘TMT’ promotional banner.

Davies has recently signed with MTK Global, who he believes are; ‘the best in the business’ and has set his sights on turning his bad boy image around with the guidance of the Tyson Fury representatives.

“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,” stated Davies.

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