Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Ohara Davies will not be fighting on the “British Beef” undercard on the 3rd February 2018, after making comments on social media towards rival, Tommy Coyle.
Davies, was removed from the card after making comments in regards to Tommy Coyle’s criticism of The Sun newspaper, which was to do with the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.
Davies suggested that he would wear The Sun logo on his shorts, work with the paper and use the hashtag #BuyTheSun. The comments have now been deleted from his social media page as Davies apologised for his “totally ignorant” comments.
Eddie Hearn released a statement regarding the matter. “Whilst I believe his comments were made through ignorance they were unacceptable and highly offensive to many of our friends, fighters and to a city that we have a huge amount of respect for.”
Charlie Sims of Sims Sports Management said that Ohara Davies’ agreement was “suspended with immediate effect”, stating the fighters comments were “not intentional and terribly ignorant”.
Davies went on to social media to apologise with his own statement on the 30th December 2017.
Here is the last I will speak on the subject to which I sincerly apologise again to those i offended in my ignorance. pic.twitter.com/Vyppm7ZV6y
— Ohara Davies (@OharaDavies) December 30, 2017
Davies, 25, has won 16 of his 17 fights, losing only to Scotsman Josh Taylor in July. He was aiming for a title shot this year beginning with a victory at the O2, but will now have to await his opportunity.