Feature | Feb 02 2019

The lessons Lawrence Okolie learned from joining Tyson Fury’s training camp

Lawrence Okolie is already willing to move past British level. He speaks to John Dennen
Deion Jumah on Lawrence Okolie
Deion Jumah takes aim at British champion Lawrence Okolie Action Images/Peter Cziborra

Frustrating with opponents falling through (Lawrence Okolie fights late replacement Tamas Lodi at the O2 on Saturday)?

It’s frustrating but it’s also a good learning curve again. Because when I first turning pro I had to deal with this kind of thing. Before it was only four or six rounders, it never really mattered. Now I’ve won a few belts so in my mind I thought it would be a lot easier. It’s frustrating to train myself as hard as I need to to get 10, 12 round fit without having a name to motivate myself. I’ve had to learn a bit of self-motivation. It’s been difficult and it’s taken a while.

When you were in camp with Tyson Fury were there things you learned from that experience?

 

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