Ohara Davies might be known for being a brash trash talker before his fights but after his loss to Josh Taylor he changed his tune a bit.
Davies must be hurting bad today, not just physically – but in every way really after surrendering his unbeaten record last night to the outstanding Josh Taylor.
He just came up against a guy who was out of his depth at this stage of his career. A fighter matched with too soon.
Despite Taylor actually having less pro fights he exuded much more experience in how he went about his work.
Distance, timing, body shots, right hooks, Taylor was ten out of ten.
But it was a great fight in truth. Davies gave his best and the bout overall is perhaps representative of the truly great time that British boxing finds itself in at the moment.
Tony Bellew said it best today on Twitter – in terms of more of these types of fights being needed:
Quality fight! We need more of these types of fights! Prospect V Prospect! Both will improve cos of tonight's contest 100% #SkillsPayBills
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) July 8, 2017
Despite the verbal war between the two in the build-up, after the fight Ohara Davies displayed a different, more humble side and paid tribute to the victor here:
— 'Take It Off' (@OfficialYoungO) July 9, 2017
Fair play. It’s always good to see this type of sportsmanship after a fight between two undefeated fighters.