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Will Freeman

Lawrence Okolie next fight confirmed with Jack Catterall on undercard

Lawrence Okolie is set to defend his WBO Cruiserweight title in Manchester on March 25, with a fight against New Zealand's David Light at the AO Arena.

The latest Boxxer card will be shown live on Sky Sports, with Jack Catterall also featuring on the card after his March fight against Josh Taylor was cancelled due to injury to the Scot. Frazer Clarke will also fight, taking on American Rydell Booker as hee hopes to extend his unbeaten 5-0 record having won comfortably on the undercard of Liam Smith vs Chris Eubank Jr at the same venue last month.

Okolie has left Matchroom and joins Boxxer for this fight, with a potential fight against Richard Riakhpohre later this year having been called out by his fellow cruiserweight last month after his win at the AO Arena.

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However, his opponent will pose a tough test, with the former Commonwealth silver medallist Light having retained the WBO International Cruiserweight title against Brandon Glanton in December. The 31-year-old has a great 19-0-0 record, with 12 wins via knockout so far in his career.

Okolie, meanwhile, has been inactive since last February, with his win against Michał Cieślak in London last month seeing him make a third successful defence of his career and extending his 18-0-0 record.

The 30-year old will top the bill on the night, with a great card which will also include Olympian Karriss Artingstall. The night will benefit from being part of Sky Sports' boxing card as Ben Shalom continues to move into the broadcasting space vacated by Matchroom following Eddie Hearn's company's move to the DAZN network.


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