Ohara Davies controversy and fall out continues after the boxer sent tweets pertaining to the Hillsborough football tragedy which saw 96 people lose their loves nearly 30 years ago.
It could perhaps be the first time ever that a professional boxer of note has been pulled entirely from a fight due to comments he made on social media.
UK boxer Ohara Davies’ promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the news that this will be the case earlier today:
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) December 30, 2017
Furthermore, his coaching team now appears to have also distanced themselves from him and dropped him entirely:
Ohara Davies now dropped by Trainer Tony and manager Charlie Sims.
This is a fully fledged witch hunt and although I’m disgusted by what was insinuated in those tweets, I can’t help but feel for the man.
Wonder what’s next for OD ?
— Sunny Edwards (@SunnyEdwards) December 30, 2017
The comments he made have since been taken down but were alleged to have also involved reference to the Sun Newspaper in the UK.
Davies himself has been getting a lot of heat all day on Twitter and has come out with the following apology in a video recorded earlier on:
He also issued the following statement a short time ago:
Here is the last I will speak on the subject to which I sincerly apologise again to those i offended in my ignorance. pic.twitter.com/Vyppm7ZV6y
— Ohara Davies (@OharaDavies) December 30, 2017
It is not known when Davies will fight again and who will be training him in the new year as of yet.