HACKNEY super-lightweight Ohara Davies was fortunate to overcome seasoned Mexican Miguel Vazquez via 10-round decision after a lacklustre showing at York Hall in Bethnal Green.
In what was a lethargic, largely uneventful fight, Davies and Vazquez fought at a slow pace for much of the contest. It wasn’t until the Londoner suffered a rib injury around the halfway mark that the intensity increased slightly, as Vazquez noticed Davies’ discomfort and attempted to take advantage by upping his aggression and output.
At the end of a forgettable bout, Davies was controversially declared the winner by 97-94. Well aware that his performance hadn’t been up to scratch, he shook his head in disappointment and even raised the hand of Guadalajara’s Vazquez, who had previously reigned as IBF lightweight king from August 2010 until September 2014.