Eddie Hearn removes Ohara Davies from British Beef card in February
Last Updated: 30/12/17 4:16pm
Eddie Hearn has confirmed Ohara Davies will not fight on the "British Beef" undercard on February 3 after comments he made on social media.
Davies has been removed from the bill, which features the domestic dust-up between Isaac Chamberlain and Lawrence Okolie, after goading Liverpudlian rival Tommy Coyle.
The series of now-deleted tweets referenced Coyle's criticism of The Sun newspaper, and although Davies has since apologised, he will now not be included on the high-profile O2 bill.
Davies' apology said he had exercised "poor judgement" and claimed he was "totally ignorant" about Coyle's position regarding the paper, which stems from their reporting of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 in which 96 Liverpool football fans died.
In a statement, Matchroom boss Hearn wrote: "Following comments made by Ohara Davies on social media yesterday, we have removed him from our February 3rd show at the O2 Arena.
"Whilst 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."
Davies had been due to face an unnamed opponent on the British Beef card as he looks to improve on his 16-1 record, which includes 13 knockout victories.
He beat Tom Farrell at Liverpool's Echo Arena last time out in September, which was his first fight since losing his unbeaten record to Scotsman Josh Taylor.