Unbeaten Londoners Ohara Davies and Craig Richards will box at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Tuesday June 21 as part of the free-entry public work-out ahead of Anthony Joshua’s IBF World Heavyweight title defence against Dominic Breazeale at The O2 on Saturday June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Davies landed the English Lightweight title in Greenwich in April when he stopped Andy Keates in four rounds on the undercard of Joshua’s World title win over Charles Martin at The O2.
Davies will be looking to move into double figures for stoppage wins in his 12th pro outing, with the Hackney man already on a run of five stoppage wins as the 24 year old continues to cause waves in the 135lbs division.
Richards boxes for the fourth time in the paid ranks and the Crystal Palace Middleweight has impressed in his first year in the pros and fights at the famous East London venue for the third time.
“Ahead of the Joshua vs. Martin fight in April we did our first ever public work-out at York Hall and the response was fantastic. The place was packed and there was a great atmosphere in there, said Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Sports.
“With so many fighters looking to get on the bill up and down the country. We decided that this would be a great way for a couple of the London boys to get out and do so in front of a big crowd at the York Hall. Which will be a free entry.
“We’re always looking for ways to bring new fans to the sport and the work-outs are great for that. People come down and see the fighters getting put through their paces and there’s more of a chance to meet them too. Add a couple of fights to the mix, and you give Ohara and Ted the chance to make new fans too.”
Davies and Richards’ fights are added to an action-packed night at York Hall where Joshua and Breazeale perform public workouts alongside stars on the undercard including George Groves, Chris Eubank Jr, Dillian Whyte, Anthony Ogogo and Conor Benn.
Doors will open at 4.30pm with the action getting underway at 5pm – entry is free and first-come, first-served.