Lawrence Okolie Vs David Light: Everything You Need To Know

We've got you covered ahead of a top night of boxing in Manchester this weekend
07:00, 22 Mar 2023

Lawrence Okolie will be looking to make the third defence of his WBO world cruiserweight title this weekend when he takes on mandatory challenger David Light in Manchester.

The Sauce has been out of the ring for more than a year so will be keen to make a big statement against the unheralded Kiwi before seeking out further world title opportunities.

Here’s everything you need to know about a cracking card that also features Olympic medallists Frazer Clarke and Kariss Artingstall, and a clash between Michael Gomez Jr and Levi Giles for the vacant English super featherweight belt. 

Where: Manchester Arena, Manchester

When: Saturday 25th March, 2023

How To Watch: Live coverage will be shown on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm UK time. Ring walks for Okolie vs Light can be expected at around 10.30pm.

Tale Of The Tape:


Place Of Birth: Hackney, London

Age: 30

Alias: The Sauce 

Record: 18-0 (14)

Height: 6’5’’

Reach: 82½’’ 

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Okolie made the second defence of his WBO cruiserweight strap with a unanimous decision win over Michal Cieslak at the O2 Arena in February of last year. 


Place Of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand

Age: 31

Alias: The Great White

Record: 20-0 (12) 

Height: 6’½’’ 

Reach: N/A

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight: Light scored a split decision win over Brandon Glanton in Plant City, Florida in December. 

What They Say: 

Okolie: “I’ll make ‘light’ work of him. It’s good to be back and I’m looking forward to the first step in the journey towards unifications and more world titles.”

Full Fight Card:

Lawrence Okolie v David Light, WBO cruiserweight title

Michael Gomez Jnr v Levi Giles, super featherweight

Frazer Clarke v Rydell Booker, heavyweight

Callum Simpson v Celso Neves, super middleweight

Aaron McKenna v Lukas Ndafoluma, middleweight

Samuel Antwi v Omir Rodriguez, super welterweight

Shakiel Thompson v Robert Talarek, middleweight

Karriss Artingstall v Linzi Buczynskyj, featherweight

Rhys Edwards v Brian Phillips, featherweight

Harvey Lambert v Casey Brown, super welterweight

Frankie Stringer v Jakub Laskowski, lightweight

Betfred Odds:

Okolie: 2/13

Light: 9/2

Draw: 20/1

Betfred's Okolie vs Light Fight Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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