Ohara Davies upcoming bout, scheduled to feature on the undercard of Okolie vs Chamberlain has been pulled from the card by promoter Eddie Hearn, after comments made by Davies on social media.
Davies comments were aimed at a domestic rival, Tommy Coyle, and were related to The Sun newspaper.
The comments offended a number of fans from Liverpool, who claim Ohara’s remarks were disrespectful of the Hillsborough disaster.
Following the social media uproar caused by Davies comments, Eddie Hearn issued a statement on social media and confirmed that Ohara had been removed from the February card.
“Following comments made by Ohara Davies on social media yesterday, we have removed him from our February 3 show at the O2 Arena.
“While I believe his comments were made through ignorance, they were unacceptable and highly offensive to many of our friends, fighters and to a city that we have a huge amount of respect for.”
Ohara Davies also posted an apology on social media, stating he was unaware of the history Liverpool has with The Sun, particularly in relation to the Hillsborough Disaster.