Lawrence Okolie defends his WBO cruiser class world title against Michal Cieslak at the O2 Arena in London as he continues his charge towards unity
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Lawrence Okolie will defend the title of world cruiser against Michel Cieslak at the O2 Arena.
‘The Sauce’ remains undefeated in his professional career and will be looking to defend his WBO class of cruiser for a second time.
Okolie beat Dilan Prasovic after Anthony Joshua’s crushing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk but he’s going to take a one-card beat this time.
His opponent had previously challenged for the world championship with Ilunga Makabu but was defeated so he was familiar with the world arena.
Cruiser class champion Mairis Briedis will be in the ring for the clash and Okolie could look to set up a united clash against the Latvians with victory.
Also on the cards, Gamal Yafai made his professional debut after winning an Olympic gold medal and Campbell Hatton continued the early stages of his boxing journey.
And here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s battle…
What time will the battle start?
Lawrence Okolie v Michal Cieslak takes place at the O2 Arena on Sunday, February 27.
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The main pass will begin at 7pm with the main event expected to begin around 10pm, depending on how the outcome of the side pass plays out.
How to watch via TV and live stream
The event will be shown live on DAZN, with maincard broadcasting starting at 7pm.
DAZN subscription costs £7.99 a month and you can buy it here.
You can watch DAZN on a variety of devices including laptops, smart TVs and through mobile apps.
Full battle card
Lawrence Okolie vs Michel Cieslak- Cruiser WBO World Championship Title
Galal Yafai vs Carlos Vado Bautista – WBC International Flyweight Championship
Karim Guerfi vs Jordan Gill – European Featherweight Championship
Anthony Fowler vs Lukasz Maciec
Fabio Wardley vs Daniel Martz
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Campbell Hatton vs Joe Ducker
Cheavon Clarke vs Toni Visic
John Hedges vs Aleksander Nagolski
Demsey McKean vs Ariel Esteban Bracamonte
Okolie: “I had 17 fights, 14 KOs, by the end of the week it will be 18 and 15 KOs. Everyone can say what they want about the opponent until after I beat them and then we go into the next game and we’ll see what everyone has to say about him.
“I think strength is secondary, so my fans and opponents can watch and see what I’m doing. In the ring, when I’m going to perform on Sunday, there’s a lot of other things that I do that get overlooked. They all end in KO, that’s why people care about power.
“Nothing else matters since the war was signed, it was to erase his smile [Cieslak] face and all of his Polish teammates on Sunday.
Cieslak: “Honestly, I don’t care what others think like the media or supporters, I focus on myself and what I’m going to do on Sunday.
“I know there will be a lot of supporters from my city of Radom and elsewhere across Poland, I can’t wait to fight in this match.
“I’m focusing on myself today so I don’t care how hard he punches, I’ll do what I have to do on Sunday and then I’ll celebrate.”
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