SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT

WBC International SuperLight weight Championship

Tyrone McKenna (champion) Lost Majority Decision   to  Ohara Davies (UK)

It was close but not controversial as Ohara Davies outpointed defending champion Tyrone McKenna.   Ohara Davies scored a majority decision over Tyrone McKenna winning the WBC International SuperLight weight crown.   The fight was scored 95-95  and  96-94 (twice), obviously the latter two cards for Davies.   There was not a major controversy with this, as a lot of the rounds were down to very minor bit of difference.   Davies (22-2, 16 KO) mostly came forward as expected, while McKenna (21-2-1, 6 KO) mostly tried to move and fight off the back foot, also as expected.   Both fighters did not take any big risks, with Davies even saying at the post-fight interview he didn’t want to take the risks his team were asking of him, as he felt he was winning comfortably.

The 30-year-old McKenna can certainly go home with the belief he deserved a win here, but that also comes with the asterisk that his previous victory over Mohamed Mimoune in February was very close, indeed.   Davies, 28, felt he deserved a wider win, and does feel he can fight at the top level. 

The weigh-in the day before:

Bitter rivals Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies exchanged heated words as they weighed in ahead of their highly-anticipated fight on Wednesday September 30th.   The massive card takes place at Production Park Studios in Wakefield and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and live in the US on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank.   MTK GLOBAL will stage the championship between current WBC International champion McKenna and his challenger Davies.

Tyrone McKenna and Ohara Davies faceoff at the weigh-in.  Both scaled 9st 13lbs 12oz which is 63.340 in kilos (clearly complying with the SuperLight weight limit).

 

 

McKenna and Mauro in Rome

 

Former SuperLightweight Champions

Tyrone McKenna    Northern Ireland

Baishanbo Nasiyiwula   China

Ohara Davies    England

Paul Kamanga     Congo

Aik Shakhnazaryan     Armenia

Nicolas Gonzalez Perez      Spain

John Wayne Hibbert     England

Dave Ryan     England

John Wayne Hibbert     England 

Chris Jenkins     England 

Viktor Postol     Ukraine

Prawet Singwancha     Thailand

Sergey Sorokin       Russia  

Giuseppe Lauri       Italy  

Ricky Hatton       England  

José Luis Castillo        Mexico  

Herman Ngoudjo        Cameroon  

Paulie Malignaggi        USA  

Miguel Angel Cotto        Puerto Rico  

Ike Quartey        Ghana  

Oktay “Cassius” Urkal        Turkey  

Guillermo Mosquera Zuñiga        Venezuela  

Jan Bergman        South Africa  

Viatcheslav Barinov        Russia  

Mikhail Krivolapov        Russia

Salvatore Nardino        Italy

Luis Carlos Dorea        Brazil  

Wilf Gentzen        Australia

Tony Jones      Australia