Search

Boxing: Lawrence Okolie to meet Isaac Chamberlain at O2 Arena in February

PUBLISHED: 17:30 19 December 2017

Lawrence Okolie celebrates his win over Antonio Sousa at York Hall (pic Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing)

Lawrence Okolie celebrates his win over Antonio Sousa at York Hall (pic Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing)

LAWRENCE LUSTIG

London cruiserweights to meet in capital on February 3

Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain will settle their feud on February 3 at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports, promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in association with Anthony Joshua’s AJ BXNG.

The London cruiserweight pair have built up a fierce rivalry on social media and in bitter public confrontations as they build the foundations for impressive beginnings to their respective careers, and now they get their hands on each other in the 2018 curtain-raiser.

Team GB Rio Olympian Okolie picked up a sixth KO win in his seventh pro fight at York Hall last week to draw his debut year to an emphatic close.

“I’m very excited the fight is finally on,” said Okolie. “I said when I first turned professional I’m not here to mess about, I want to take risks and push on. Chamberlain has done a lot of talking and on February 3 we’ll see if he can back up his words.

“I think it’s going to be a bloody, brutal fight. It’s one for the fans in a thriving domestic division. People will finally see me come out of the cage.”

“It’s been a long time coming,” said Chamberlain. “I’m pleased we have finished and signed off on all the negotiations, now that is done we can focus on the fight. It’s a great fight for British boxing fans.

“Nothing has been given to me and I still have that underdog mentality — everything I want I have to go and get it, I’ve earnt my stripes. That’s made me a lot stronger fighter and that’s going to show on February 3. I want to knock him out. I’m going to knock him out. I’m going to train so hard, I’m going to knock him out cold.”

The pick of Britain’s young talent are in action and it’s a case of keeping up with the Joneses for two unbeaten Matchroom stars.

Watford’s Reece Bellotti puts his Commonwealth featherweight title on the line for the first time against Crawley’s Ben Jones.

Rising Essex force Ted Cheeseman faces a real step-up in international class against a familiar face in Carson Jones, the Oklahoma man who twice met former welterweight word ruler Kell Brook.

Hackney’s big punching super lightweight Ohara Davies will be looking to record a sixth KO win in Greenwich as he continues his hunt for more title shots,

Team GB Rio Olympian Joshua Buatsi laces them up for a fourth time in the paid ranks and Felix Cash is full of confidence after moving to 7-0 with a second successive first round KO win last week.

Tickets go on sale at midday on Wednesday December 20 to O2 pre-sale customers at www.theO2.co.uk priced at £40, £60 and £100.

Tickets go on sale at midday on December 21 at midday to Matchroom Fight Pass members at www.stubhub.co.uk and the venue and AXS pre-sale at www.theO2.co.uk.

Tickets go on general sale at midday on December 22 at www.theO2.co.uk and 0844 856 0202. VIP tickets are £150 and available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing at www.matchroomboxing.com.

Face value tickets for February 3 will also be available from www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets from midday on Friday. StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

19:22

Dagenham & Redbridge could potentially face an away tie against National League North side Southport in the first round of the FA Cup.

18:00

Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford to host talent ID evening this week

16:03

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed attacker Angelo Balanta from National League rivals Boreham Wood.

14:00

Barking boss Justin Gardner was pleased with his side’s performance in their 1-1 draw with AFC Sudbury despite conceding late in the match.

18:09

Police arrested two teenagers on Saturday after a high-speed car chase in Dagenham.

A person has died at Upney Station after falling ill.

10:00

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor slammed Elliot Justham for giving away an early goal in their 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood in the FA Cup.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now