Some bad blood seems to be brewing between Ohara Davies and Lightweight nearlyman Derry Mathews. The pair have took to social media to call each other out, with Derry needing to step up a weight division if this was the case.
Unsure of how this online feud has started, the pair obviously seem to dislike each other. The last time we saw Mathews on TV he was knocked out from a viscous body shot against former Olympian Luke Campbell.
Derry is getting on now and has come up short numerous times against some bigger named opponents however he is still hovering around the domestic scene and is considered a good gatekeeper for the Lightweight division.
Ohara is fighting up at the Super Lightweight division and has looked great since making his way through the pro ranks, but this would be a step up in opponent. Mathews is no stranger to fighting on a Matchroom card as he has done before, and is calling for this one to be on the undercard of Tony Bellew v David Haye.
This would definitely be an exciting little domestic dust up as Derry always comes to fight and has the nickname ‘Dirty Derry’ and is a very aggressive fighter,which would suit the style Ohara has. Davies’ impressed in his last performance against Andrea Scarpa but there was obvious flaws in his game that someone with good experience might be able to pick apart.
Davies can obviously bang and his record shows that, but at times he looked reckless and was throwing big wild bombs often leaving his chin in the air. Ohara is still young and is one of the bright prospects in the Matchroom stable but I’d be surprised if Hearn gives him a real test that quickly as hes enjoying putting Ohara in against journeymen and getting his record up.
Another fighter who Ohara seems to be getting on the wrong side of is undefeated Scottish Super Lightweight Josh Taylor. Taylor has an impressive record of 7-0-0 (7ko’s) and looked very impressive in his last fight, stopping experienced fighter Dave Ryan.
The two are both fighting in the same division and this could lead to be an excellent domestic clash but Ohara has already tweeted if Taylor wants a shot he has to earn a title first, showing he knows how dangerous Taylor really is.
Taylor is promoted by Barry McGuigan’s Cyclone Promotions, and the two promoters are no strangers to a co-promotion show as at the start of this year they teamed up to put on Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg on Sky Box Office.