Boxing: Lawrence Okolie returns to action on undercard of fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam
PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 October 2017
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Cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie aims to continue his victory march in Cardiff on Saturday when Anthony Joshua defends his world heavyweight title against Carlos Takam.
Unbeaten prospect Lawrence hopes to erase the memory of a disappointing night at Wembley in April when Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko.
Local hope Okolie admitted he was “sick and beyond gutted” when his supporting bout was called off to make way for global TV coverage of the main event at Wembley
Now the 24-year-old, with five straight wins including four first round stoppages, aims to shine on another memorable title night before 70,000 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
This week Rio Olympian Okolie was awaiting the name of the opponent he will face in his sixth pro bout on Saturday’s show screened on Sky Box Office.
Meanwhile, two other east London cruiserweights get title action at York Hall on November 25 when Wadi Camacho defends the Southern Area belt against Jose Lopes.
Canning Town-based puncher Camacho risks the title he took at York Hall last moth outpointing Ossie Jervier.
Lopes, from Forest Gate, suffered the lone defeat of his ten fight career when he was stopped by Jervier in the ninth round of a bout he was winning clearly in March.
The winner of their meeting could be matched with big hitting Okolie in a future clash.
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