Ohara Davies dismisses call-out from “bum” Tyrone McKenna

Ohara Davies [15(12)-0] has responded viciously to the numerous call-outs he has received from Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna.

The London light welterweight dismissed the possibility of a fight with the BUI Celtic champion, arguing that McKenna [13(5)-0-1] is not worthy enough to face him.

‘The Mighty Celt’ had name-dropped Davies before and after his successful title defence against Dublin’s Jake Hanney earlier this month, but the Matchroom starlet would not even entertain the possibility of a fight.

Indeed Davies claims he had never heard of McKenna beforehand, and told IFL TV that “he’s literally a bum. I’ve never heard of this guy.”

“Literally, I was looking at it on iFilm and I was like ‘Tyrone who?’ I saw Tyrone so I thought Nurse, but it was Tyrone McKenna. Who the hell’s this guy?”

Outlining why a fight between the unbeaten pair would not work, Davies described how “that guy, to me, is like a little gnat. He ain’t got a name, he ain’t beat anyone good, he needs a haircut. In that interview his hair looks like a clown’s hair.”

Davies believes that, by responding to the call-out, he has provided publicity for southpaw McKenna and therefore should be thanked.

The outspoken Hackney fighter feels that “he’s not even worthy enough for me to mention his name. He’s lucky that I’m mentioning his name in this interview. He’s lucky that I’ve given him a bit of airtime.”

“Because of this he will get a few followers, he should thank me.”

In his previous fight, Davies stopped McKenna’s gym-mate Derry Mathews in the third round of their clash on the Haye-Bellew pay-per-view undercard. Mathews would subsequently retire.

Since linking up with Mack The Knife Global, McKenna has seen his career come on leaps and bounds, securing a run of fights culminating in successive all-Irish victories, live on Boxnation in Belfast, against Sean Creagh and Hanney.

Watch Ohara Davies’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

Joe O'Neill

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