Boxing News At Five | Aug 07 2018

Boxing News at Five: Martinez and Chavez Jr discuss November rematch, Okolie challenges Askin, MTK Global sign a “Black Mexican”

Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr tease a November rematch, six years after their first fight, and Lawrence Okolie challenges Matty Askin on September 22
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IF all fighters were like Lawrence Okolie, the sport would be a better place.

That’s what came to mind when it was announced the unbeaten 2016 Olympian will fight British cruiserweight champion Matt Askin on September 22 at Wembley Stadium. The fight, Okolie’s tenth as a professional, follows back-to-back successes against fellow undefeated fighters Isaac Chamberlain and Luke Watkins, and is probably one he could delay another six months if that way inclined.

But, no, Okolie is a breath of fresh air and is doing things the right way. He’s taking the fights people want to see, backing up talk with action, and displaying a gung-ho approach that will not only accelerate the process but quickly see him becoming a fan favourite.


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