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Ohara Davies promises to fight Darragh Foley if he can beat Akeem Ennis Brown

Ohara Davies has got Akeem Ennis Brown‘s back.

The controversial character will be in his English light welterweight team-mate’s corner on Friday night as he takes on fellow stablemate Darragh Foley [15(8)-2(0)-1].

Davies is backing ‘Riiddy’ Brown [11(1)-0] to beat the Irishman but has revealed that he will take a boxing movie style approach should Foley get the win at the York Hall.

‘Two Tanks’ Davies [18(14)-2(1)] has promised to “avenge” Brown should he lose to the Blanchardstown boxer, a statement perhaps made in light of previous comments from Foley.

The 30-year-old, following his unfortunate technical draw with Chris Jenkins in August, had said that “I want the winner of Davies-Catterall next, even the loser – if that schmuck Ohara Davies loses.”

“I just don’t like him, I don’t like him, he’s a conman.”

“He’s not a true warrior. Why did he quit in that last fight? Because of a nosebleed? A nosebleed!”

Foley was referring to Davies’s 2017 humbling to Josh Taylor and, last time out in October, he was defeated following a dour fight with Jack Catterall.

Davies, who has been attempting to act respectful in recent times, has stated that “I rate Foley. He’s a good fighter, obviously, he’s got a decent record, and he’s got those belts.”

“A fighter that’s not on that level won’t be able to get the belts that he’s got. He’s a good fighter.”

That said, Davies is picking Gloucester’s Brown to get the win in the BoxNation headliner.

The 26-year-old noted how “Riiddy is also a really good fighter, we’ve done some rounds in sparring and I know that Riiddy’s got what it takes to beat him.”

“I’ve got full confidence that Riiddy should win the fight. I’ll be watching him, I’ll be in his corner, I’ll be doing his ringwalk and I’ll be wearing the Team Riiddy t-shirt, Team Riiddy is coming to take over.”

Foley is keen on a big 2019 and hopes to set it up with a win over 23-year-old Brown.

Davies would certainly be a good first fight of 2019 for the Dubliner and it is one the Londoner wants should Foley claim victory on Friday

Putting forward the scenario, Brown promised that “if he [Brown] doesn’t win the fight then I would have to avenge it for him


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie