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Former University of East London student Lawrence Okolie wants tougher opposition after sixth straight victory

PUBLISHED: 15:30 31 October 2017

Lawrence Okolie knocks down Adam Williams (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Lawrence Okolie knocks down Adam Williams (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

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Peacock gym power punchers light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde and heavyweight Daniel Dubois return to action on December 9

Lawrence Okolie slammed his fifth quick victory in an unbeaten six fight career at Cardiff on Saturday and made a plea for tougher opposition.

He opened the show that featured Anthony Joshua’s win over Carlos Takam halting Manchester’s Adam Williams in three rounds, but wants to throw his punches against more highly ranked cruiserweights.

“I am rated around fifteenth in this country and I would take on anyone up to ten places above me,” said the big punching prospect who boxed at the Rio Olympic Games last year.

The former Repton amateur looks for his seventh bout on the December 17 Matchroom bill at London’s 02 Arena.

“I would like to box on the 02 show and then I will definitely be looking to move into title status next year,” said the 24-year-old Okolie.

He was pleased to finish his latest rival with a left hook after his right hand punching flattened his first four rivals inside the first round before a points win in his last bout.

Williams who had won and lost in his two contests earlier this year adopted survival tactics in the first two rounds but left the opening for the short left hook that sent him crashing in the third.

He made an attempt to beat the count but was stumbling and the towel came in from Williams’ corner as the referee signalled the end.

BLOB Peacock gym power punchers light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde and heavyweight Daniel Dubois return to east London’s Copper Box Arena for the December 9 Frank Warren promotion.

The unbeaten prospects appear on the December show featuring world champions James Degale and Lee Selby.


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