27/11/2019

WBSS final: Lawrence Okolie ready to step up to European level


Lawrence Okolie has revealed he jumped at the opportunity to challenge Yves Ngabu to the cruiserweight title.
Okolie will take on Ngabu about the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor undercard in The O2 on October 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Hackney fighter, who also picked up both the British and Commonwealth titles as joining the pro ranks in 2017 and has won all 13 of his fights, did not hesitate when offered the chance.
“I just feel that if you are young and able [to battle ] then you should do,” explained Okolie through Monday’s press conference.
“This will be the next winner I’ve boxed. I have defeated the Commonwealth champion, I have defeated on the British winner and I am looking forward to beating on the champion.
“He has got a fantastic team. I have heard a lot of interviews , I like how he talks, very confidently.
“I am just excited about putting myself in training camp and going to get the job done.
“It is definitely going to be very, very great, very exciting. He’s got a sort of style that is nearly opposite to mine.
“He is a come-forward fighter but that he also knows how to box. He’s got good power punching and several other things like that, so there is going to be a lot of things I’m likely to have to manage at the night, but that I can cope with all these professionally.”
Ngabu (20-0, KOs 14) will soon be battling for the first time outside his native Belgium however, the 30-year-old is convinced of defending his title for the next time.
“He [Okolie] is a fantastic fighter. He is tall, he is powerful and everything until he did great, but I think I can beat him and I think I am stronger than him and we’ll see on October 26,” explained Ngabu.

Read more here: http://www.copenhagensoulband.dk/2019/10/18/englands-best-xi-gareth-southgate-still-has-selection-dilemmas-to-solve/ ve/ jumped at the opportunity to challenge Yves Ngabu to the cruiserweight title.
Okolie will take on Ngabu about the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor undercard in The O2 on October 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The Hackney fighter, who also picked up both the British and Commonwealth titles as joining the pro ranks in 2017 and has won all 13 of his fights, did not hesitate when offered the chance.
“I just feel that if you are young and able [to battle ] then you should do,” explained Okolie through Monday’s press conference.
“This will be the next winner I’ve boxed. I have defeated the Commonwealth champion, I have defeated on the British winner and I am looking forward to beating on the champion.
“He has got a fantastic team. I have heard a lot of interviews , I like how he talks, very confidently.
“I am just excited about putting myself in training camp and going to get the job done.
“It is definitely going to be very, very great, very exciting. He’s got a sort of style that is nearly opposite to mine.
“He is a come-forward fighter but that he also knows how to box. He’s got good power punching and several other things like that, so there is going to be a lot of things I’m likely to have to manage at the night, but that I can cope with all these professionally.”
Ngabu (20-0, KOs 14) will soon be battling for the first time outside his native Belgium however, the 30-year-old is convinced of defending his title for the next time.
“He [Okolie] is a fantastic fighter. He is tall, he is powerful and everything until he did great, but I think I can beat him and I think I am stronger than him and we’ll see on October 26,” explained Ngabu.

Read more here: http://www.copenhagensoulband.dk/2019/10/18/englands-best-xi-gareth-southgate-still-has-selection-dilemmas-to-solve/