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Cruiserweight prospect and former Olympian Lawrence Okolie is set to make his return to the ring on the undercard of Ricky Burns v Julius Indongo next month in Glasgow.
The young star blitzed his opponent last weekend on his professional debut in just 20 seconds, and showed the power we all expected him to have. However the performance wasn’t televised Matchroom boxing didn’t expect all the fights on the bill to go the distance.
“In the pros, sometimes you don’t have a scheduled time so you have to stay warm and get ready to be switched on so I have ticked that box already.
“I managed to keep my focus and not get overawed by the situation, that’s important to me. It’s not just go in and fight, there’s so much more to boxing in the build-up and on the night, and I need to learn about all of it.
“I just relaxed and caught him with a right hand, I wasn’t sure if he was going down or not so I threw another right hand and that ended it.
“It’s about fighting as often as possible so it’s great to be going up to Scotland on another big bill in front of the great fans up there.”