Lawrence Okolie makes the second defence of his WBO cruiserweight title this weekend, when he takes on what he believes could be the toughest test of his professional career to date in Michal Cieslak.
It promises to be a top night of fighting across the whole show, with Jordan Gill’s European featherweight title fight billing a superb undercard that also features Anthony Fowler and Campbell Hatton. Here’s everything you need to know about a blockbuster night in the capital.
Where: 02 Arena, London
When: Sunday, February 27th. The main card begins at 5pm with ring walks for Okolie vs Cieslak beginning at around 9pm.
How To Watch: DAZN, across over 200 countries in the world.
Tale of the Tape:
Nickname: The Sauce
Place Of Birth: Hackney, London
Record: 17-0 (14)
The Sauce made easy work of Dilan Prasovic in the first defence of his WBO strap, stopping the Montenegrin inside three rounds on the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard in September.
Place Of Birth: Kozienice, Poland
Record: 21-1 (15)
What They Say:
“I believe on paper this could be one of the hardest fights. Until you actually get in the ring, you never know what someone's got.
Watching Cieslak's fights, he's a very good technical boxer. He's got some power and good speed. All in all, it poses to be a very good challenging fight”
“I can't wait to actually attend the fight. I'm training very hard, and I can't wait to fight. If I wasn't sure I was going to win, I wouldn't be here. I've been training since I was 13 so I'm ready to get the WBO title.”
Lawrence Okolie vs. Michal Cieslak, WBO world cruiserweight title
Karim Guerfi vs. Jordan Gill, EBU European featherweight title
Anthony Fowler vs. Lukasz Maciec
Demsey McKean vs. Ariel Esteban Bracamonte
Campbell Hatton vs. Joe Ducker
John Hedges vs. Aleksander Nagolski
*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change