Feature | Sep 20 2018

Matty Askin: We’re going to see Lawrence Okolie fold

British cruiserweight champion Matty Askin examines the credentials of his challenger Lawrence Okolie. He discusses their Wembley fight with Jack Figg
Matty Askin
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A lot of people talk about Lawrence Okolie’s amateur pedigree, but you must take confidence from your run in the unpaid ranks?

It was a long time since I boxed amateur so that’s probably why they forget but I was ABA champion, boxed for England. [Okolie] has done well, he’s got to the Olympics but I don’t think that’s because he’s anything special it’s just because of his sheer size. He’s awkward, rangy, can punch a little. I think we’re on an even scale as far as the amateur’s go but as a professional I think I’m miles in front.

You must take a lot of confidence from the fact you’re a lot more experienced as a pro?


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