ESPN+: Ohara Davies – Miguel Vazquez at York Hall on June 28
Davies will clash with former long-reigning lightweight world champion Vazquez at York Hall on June 28 – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.
Long-time super lightweight contender Ohara Davies (18-2, 14 KOs), last seen in October suffering a points defeat to WBO No. 1 contender Jack Catterall, returns to action June 28 against former long-reigning lightweight world champion Miguel Vazquez at the historic York Hall in London.
Vazquez (41-7, 15 KOs), a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, previously held the IBF world title for four years before losing to Mickey Bey via a controversial split decision in Las Vegas in September 2014.
Davies welcomes the challenge of facing one of the sport’s craftiest veterans.
Davies said: “It puts me back on the world scene and I feel like that’s where I truly belong. I’m ready to make amends and right all the wrongs from my last fight.
“I know what mistakes I made against Catterall and now I’m going to capitalise. I’ve had a quiet few months since then, but I’ve been training every day, so I’ll be the best me when I get in there.
“Some people said I should fight a journeyman and ease myself back into things, but I know what I can do.
“York Hall is not far from my house. I might even get the bus down there on the night! London is my hometown and I’m comfortable here. I have my friends and family here, and that means a lot to me.”
Ohara warned by former world champ Vazquez
Former world champion Miguel Vazquez has warned Ohara Davies he is far from over the hill ahead of Friday’s hotly-anticipated collision.
Mexican hero Vazquez (41-7, 15 KOs) heads for the #MTKFightNight at York Hall – live on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV – looking to block Davies’ route back to world level.
Despite the huge-hitting ‘Two Tanks’ (18-2, 14 KOs) set to benefit from home advantage, Vazquez is confident he’ll know too much for the Londoner.
Vazquez said: “I know I’m the visitor and everything will be against me but regardless, I’m supremely confident I will beat Ohara Davies.
“Back home in Mexico and in the States, my fans will all be tuning in and they are always a huge part of my motivation.
“Another big source of motivation is that victory here will put me back into the world scene and another shot at the big leagues. That is pushing me on.
“People say Ohara has a big right hand but I’m not worried or concerned specifically about that. I’m cautious about everything and I don’t underestimate anyone.
“I think Ohara is a great fighter and I’m sure we’re going to put on a great fight but I believe I’ll win. I can still give more of myself to this sport and I’ve developed the hit-and-not-be-hit style over the years.”
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