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Unbeaten Homerton boxer eyes shot at British title

PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 September 2016

Ohara Davies after his victory against Prince Ofotsu at the Copper Box Arena earlier this year. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Ohara Davies after his victory against Prince Ofotsu at the Copper Box Arena earlier this year. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

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Homerton super-lightweight Ohara Davies will fight on the undercard of Juergen Braehmer v Nathan Cleverly on Saturday in Germany.

The unbeaten Davies, who was won all 12 of his professional fights to date, was due to face former European and Commonwealth champion Willie Limond for a world title eliminator on October 7 in Glasgow, but the Scottish veteran pulled out of the fight.

So instead Davies heads to Neubrandeburg for a six-round assignment with one eye on a title shot at British super-lightweight champion Tyrone Nurse.

An announcement on Davies’ opponent was expected as the Gazette went to press.

It will be the second time Davies has fought in Germany, having won there against Jacek Wylezol in May 2015 courtesy of a unaniminous decision.

This weekend’s bill is fast becoming a showcase event for British boxing hopefuls, with heavyweight David Price and middleweight Anthony Ogogo already preparing to set the scene for Cleverly’s world title tilt.

Davies told the Gazette: “I will fight anybody they put me up against. I would jump at the opportunity to fight Tyron Nurse for the British light-welterweight title he holds later this year.”

Former Lion ABC starlet Jamie Arlain won his first professional title at York Hall on Saturday, outpointing Andrew Joicey to secure the British lightweight Challenge belt.

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