Lawrence Okolie ready for shock world title fight against Lebedev

March 26th, 2019

Lawrence Okolie says his heart is telling him to take a leap up in levels and fight for a world title in his next bout.

The British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion, now 12-0 (9 KOs), has been professional for exactly two years and in that time cleaned up the domestic scene.

A logical next step would see the Rio 2016 Olympian slowly test his ability at European level before dipping his toes into the world pool, however an opportunity may have arisen that could allow him to bypass this.

“I would obviously fight anyone, genuinely anyone,” Okolie said.

“If they said, this date, this is how much you’re getting, let’s go to work – then I’m gonna go to work.

“Which is probably why I’ve managed to move so quickly as an amateur and so quickly as a pro.”

After Okolie’s win over Wadi Camacho on Saturday, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that the Denis Lebedev fight will be available, should his team want to take it next.


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