News | Feb 04 2018

Boxing results: Lawerence Okolie beats Isaac Chamberlain in cruiserweight grudge match

Lawrence Okolie sees off Chamberlain in WBA continental cruiserweight contest, writes Declan Warrington
Lawrence Okolie
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LAWRENCE OKOLIE inflicted a first defeat on London rival Isaac Chamberlain to win the WBA continental cruiserweight title with a unanimous points decision at the O2.

Okolie, who turned professional after the Rio Olympics and is part of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s AJ Boxing stable, sent Chamberlain to the canvas in the opening round then again in the sixth.

While not being able to deliver the knockout in what was largely a scrappy contest, Okolie’s dominance was reflected in the judges’ scorecards, all showing a wide margin of victory at 98-89, 96-90 and 97-89.

 

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