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Boxing: Lawrence Okolie set for a packed April

PUBLISHED: 08:33 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:33 12 April 2017

Lawrence Okolie celebrates victory over Geoffrey Cave during the Cruiserweight bout at Manchester Arena. Picture: PETER BYRNE/PA WIRE

Lawrence Okolie celebrates victory over Geoffrey Cave during the Cruiserweight bout at Manchester Arena. Picture: PETER BYRNE/PA WIRE

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Former Repton boxer to appear on two world title bills in two weeks

Lawrence Okolie, who fought in the heavyweight division at the Rio Olympics, gets his wish to keep busy in the pro ranks with two contests booked in April.

Cruiserweight Okolie, who won his debut with a quick-time KO over Geoff Cave in Manchester on March 25, is booked on two world title bills before the end of the month.

He heads north to Scotland this weekend for a six-round supporting bout on the undercard of the world super lightweight title clash between local hero Ricky Burns and unbeaten Julius Indongo for the WBA and IBF belts.

Two weeks later, Okolie is on the big Wembley Stadium event on April 29, which features the showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.

The two fights in fifteen nights schedule pleases the former Repton boxer, who had a short amateur career and wants to stay active as a pro.

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