LAWRENCE OKOLIE VS DAVID LIGHT WORLD TITLE FIGHT CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 25 IN MANCHESTER AS CLARKE AND ARTINGSTALL RETURN
Lawrence ‘The Sauce’ Okolie has delivered a confident prediction ahead of his WBO world cruiserweight title defence against David Light on March 25th at the AO Arena in Manchester.
The date and venue has officially been confirmed as part of a blockbuster BOXXER fight night which will see Frazer Clarke and Karriss Artingstall all in action.
Undefeated Team GB Olympics hero Clarke (5-0, 4 KOs), who memorably won a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games, will now bid to take another scalp on his burgeoning resume when he faces off against his 6ft 5in Romanian rival.
Dinu (20-4-0, 16 KOs) was beaten by Daniel Dubois the last time he fought in England when he was stopped for the vacant WBA interim heavyweight title in June 2021.
English title fights have a deserved reputation for producing some of the most exciting contests in boxing and that tradition looks set to continue in the evening’s chief support bout when Michael Gomez Jr (18-1, 5 KO’s) and Levi Giles (13-0, 3 KO’s) enter the ring to contest the vacant English Super-Featherweight Championship.
Hotly-tipped super-middleweight prospect Callum Simpson (10-0, 8 KO’s) – the reigning Central Area champion – recently signed an exclusive promotional agreement with BOXXER. Yorkshireman Simpson trained alongside former world champion Josh Warrington when he entered the professional ranks and has stopped 80% of his opponents thus far.
Other names confirmed for the March 25th card today include Welsh featherweight Rhys Edwards (2-2), who faces Liverpool’s Brian Phillips (12-3, 3 KO’s), and the return to the BOXXER ring of welterweight Samuel ‘True Sensation’ Antwi (14-2, 6 KO’s), middleweight Aaron McKenna (15-0, 8 KO’s) and former Team GB member and Tri-Nations amateur champion Harvey Lambert (1-0), with opponents for the trio to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Order and fight card subject to change
LAWRENCE OKOLIE – W
WBO World Cruiserweight Championship
FRAZER CLARKE – W
KARRISS ARTINGSTALL – W
MICHAEL GOMEZ JR – W
ENGLISH SUPER-FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE
CALLUM SIMPSON – W
SHAKIEL THOMPSON – W
AARON MCKENNA – W
Jordan Grant – W
RHYS EDWARDS – W
HARVEY LAMBERT – W
Super Welterweight Contest
VENUE, TIMES & TRAVEL
AO Arena Manchester
FIRST BOUT: 17:00PM
MAIN CARD: 19:00PM