Press Release: British junior welterweights Ohara Davies (18-1) and Jack Catterall (22-0) set the ball rolling ahead of a potential September showdown by sending videos to each other. Both were in action recently, with Ohara blasting out Paul Kamanga in the second round, while Jack decisioned previously unbeaten Tyrone McKenna in Belfast.
Ohara did sugar his video message with some credit for the performance of his rival, saying he fought quite well, but added ‘he did get tagged a few times’. There followed a warning shot, along with an invitation. “Everyone knows what happens when you get hit by me and I haven’t got to say it. I believe he is a one-paced fighter – a good fighter – and I believe I have got what it takes to beat him. What you saying, Jack? Let’s get it on September and get ready for the biggest fight of your life.”
Jack, meanwhile, has heard it all before and takes little notice because his record speaks for itself. “I fight at my pace and that’s always been enough to beat all these fighters,” replied the Chorley man. “You ain’t ever seen me in the ring uncomfortable or quit.”
Ohara’s September invite was then accepted without hesitation. Caterall said, “So I’ll be ready for September, I will fight at my pace, but if you can bring me out of that comfort zone you’ll have a real fight on your hands and you’ll see what I’m really made of.”