Ohara Davies weighing in for his match vs. Andy Harris tonight inside of the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome), in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom (Video credit: iFL TV)
By Chris Robinson
Later tonight, inside of the O2 Arena (Millenium Dome) in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom, budding lightweight prospect Ohara Davies (2-0, 1 KO) will return, when he faces off with Andy Harris (3-18-1) in his third pro bout.
As brash of an upstart as you will find in the sport, Davies first graced the HustleBoss.com airwaves when we caught him putting in work at the Mayweather Boxing Club last year. An amateur at the time, Davies is now regarded as one of the hottest prospects coming from the UK.
“I’m feeling really good about this fight,” Davies told HustleBoss.com recently. “It’s my first time in five years fighting at 9st 10 (136 pounds) but i feel fitter and in better shape than ever. My new coach Tony Sims and I have been working extra hard in the gym and I’ve seen a massive improvement in my skills and ability to box.”
Now signed to Matchroom Boxing, Davies explains how he linked up with Eddie Hearn’s promotional outfit.
“I linked up with Matchroom through my coach Tony Sims,” Davies explained. “He and Eddie Hearn are good friends, so when I started working with him he instantly got things moving and sorted out a deal.
“Ive heard alot of good things about Matchroom Sport but it’s still early so im going to stay, put and enjoy my experience with them,” Davies added. “I’m sure that at the end of the day I’ll have nothing but good things to say.”
On paper, Davies figures to have a big edge over Harris, who hasn’t won a match in 13 outings.
“All I really know about my opponent is that Luke Campbell, who is an Olympic Gold Medalist, fought against him in his pro debut and overcame him with ease,” said Davies. “I’ve been doing some sparring with Luke leading up to this fight and I’m sure that I will also be getting a TKO victory within the early stages of the fight.”
Want more of Davies? Check out a recent clip of him sparring at the Mayweather Boxing Club
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com