Ohara Davies Gets Past Replacement Nicholas Mwangi In Dubai

Ohara Davies Picks Up The WBA Gold Title!

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Ohara Davies

Ohara Davies Snags a Wide UD Over Nicholas Mwangi

In his latest tour of duty junior welterweight Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies (23-2, 16 KO’s) notched another victory into his professional ledger. He accomplished this by defeating Nicholas Mwangi (10-4-1, 7 KO’s) by way of a wide unanimous decision win.

The bout stood as the first fight of 2021 for Davies and the fourth for Mwangi.

Nicholas Mwangi

Mwangi is a Kenyan who is a resident of Dubai. He stood in as a replacement for former WBA Gold champion Ismael Barroso. In fourteen fights, only two were outside of Dubai and Kenya. Furthermore, none of his wins nor loses were against a name even the biggest boxing enthusiast is familiar with.

As an unranked contender, his bout with Davies was supposed to be nothing more than a showcase event for the latter.

Ohara Davies

At one point is his career, Davies was considered a hot prospect in boxing. He even garnered some attention from boxing’s money man Floyd Mayweather Jr, although, the attention was more negative than positive. Since suffering domestic level defeats to undefeated, top ranked junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall and undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor, Two Tanks found himself climbing back up the rankings and has notched the fourth spot with the WBA and the eleventh with the WBC.

The win over Mwangi marks his fifth since the Catterall defeat in 2018.

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Another Day At The Office

Davies established his range finding jab and effective left hook early in the fight. This is not to imply that Mwangi did not have his success because he did. In fact, even as Two Tanks edged the overall action, his Kenyan adversary was very much in the fight. 

With the coming of the second half of the bout, however, Mwangi appeared to suffer a dip in vigor. As a result, he began moving around the perimeter of the ring much more and throwing fewer punches. This alteration only served to bring more attention to the higher work rate, greater accuracy and effective combination shots that Davies was supplying.

While Mwangi never truly gave up, it was plainly evident his anemic output wasn’t enough to win the match. So it came as zero surprise that all three judges scored the bout in favor of Two Tanks following ten rounds of action.

With the win, Davies grabs the vacant WBA Gold title previously held by Barrosso. He is now in position to face interim champ Shakhram Giyasov or regular champ Gervonta Davis!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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