Tony Bellew Calls O'Hara Davies the Most Overrated Fighter
Former Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew has recently shared his opinion on who he considers the “most overrated” fighter in the world of boxing today. Bellew has been making headlines for his candid views on various fighters, including his criticism of Daniel Dubois for not pushing harder in his fight against Oleksandr Usyk. He believes Dubois quit in the ninth round of their title challenge.
In a recent discussion on Froch on Fighting, Bellew pointed to 140-pounder O’Hara Davies as the fighter he deems overrated due to what he perceives as a tendency to “quit” during his fights. Bellew stated:
“Ohara Davies. He’s quit twice, I’ve seen him step up against Josh Taylor and he quit and he’s going on about how he should be world champion. When he stepped up against Josh Taylor he got his a** absolutely handed to him on a plate and he spewed it, he watched the referee count to ten when he was on one knee.”
Bellew’s criticism stems from Davies’ actions in his fight against Josh Taylor, where he went down to the canvas and appeared to turn his back to the action, leading to the referee waving off the fight. Davies has defended himself, claiming he couldn’t breathe after the knockdown.
Davies currently holds a record of 25 wins from 27 fights, with his two losses coming against fellow Brits Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall. He has since rebounded with a seven-fight win streak and is now the WBA mandatory challenger for the current belt holder, Rolando “Rolly” Romero.
While Davies is next in line to face Romero, the American is currently dealing with an injury. Talks of a potential clash against Ryan Garcia have also emerged, with Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya pushing for the fight. Davies has recently signed with Golden Boy Promotions.