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OKOLIE CHALLENGES ROZANSKI FOR WBC WORLD BRIDGERWEIGHT TITLE ON MAY 24TH IN POLAND
  • Lawrence Okolie will challenge Lukasz Rozanski for the WBC World Bridgerweight Title on Friday, May 24th in Rzeszow, Poland 
  • The former WBO World Cruiserweight Title holder will travel to the champion’s hometown as he bids to become a two-weight world ruler 
  • The world title action will be available to watch live and exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland

RZESZOW, POLAND (March 21, 2024) – Lawrence Okolie will challenge Lukasz Rozanski for the WBC World Bridgerweight Championship on Friday, May 24th at the Podpromie Arena in Rzeszow, Poland, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland. 

The former British, Commonwealth, European and WBO World Cruiserweight king makes his long awaited return to the ring as he bids to become a two-weight world ruler by taking on the undefeated Rozanski in the champion’s backyard. 

Rozanski, who boasts a frightening knockout ratio with fourteen of his fifteen victories coming inside the distance, will be bringing big-time boxing back to Rzeszow having claimed the WBC Bridgerweight belt with a ferocious first-round stoppage win over the previously unbeaten Alen Babic in front of his home fans in April last year. 

Okolie, the 31-year-old from Hackney, who represented Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics, first captured world honours in March 2021 with a knockout win over Rozanski’s countryman Krzysztof Glowacki. 

‘The Sauce’ moves up in weight for his first professional bout above the 200lbs limit following a majority decision loss against former stablemate Chris Billam-Smith in an epic world title showdown in May 2023 at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth. 

The WBC Bridgerweight World Title fight between Lukasz Rozanski and Lawrence Okolie will be the second event co-promoted by BOXXER and Knockout Promotions following a successful collaboration in April 2023. 

This event is presented in association with official partner Integritas Property Group.

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