Lawrence Okolie will defend his WBO cruiserweight world title towards obligatory challenger David Gentle on March 25 at Manchester Enviornment.
Jack Catterall and Frazer Clarke are set to be the principle points of interest on the undercard as Ben Shalom’s BOXXER stage world title motion subsequent month.
Okolie, 18-0, has been out of the ring since his win over Michal Cieslak final February.
The champion is within the midst of an ongoing contractual dispute with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing regarding his promotional standing, which is but to be resolved.
Within the meantime although, the WBO ordered him to make a compulsory defence of his belt towards Gentle (20-0) and BOXXER gained the purse bids for the struggle.
“I’ll make ‘gentle’ work of him,” stated Okolie, I do know that Sky and BOXXER are going to ship so long as I ship within the ring.
“I’ve bought to ensure I beat David Gentle after which beat whoever is subsequent.
“It’s good to be again and I’m trying ahead to step one within the journey in direction of unifications and extra world titles.”
Shalom added: “We’re heading again to our religious house of Manchester and we’re bringing The Sauce.
“Lawrence Okolie’s wait to get again inside a hoop has been nicely documented. However I’m delighted to see a correct British elite fighter defending his world title on house soil.
“The cruiserweight division is arguably essentially the most thrilling weight class within the sport proper now and it is filled with home stars who’re clamouring to be topped king
“Lawrence sits on the prime of that mountain – and he’s planning on protecting it that manner when he takes on a really harmful challenger in David Gentle who impressively greatest Brandon Glanton final day trip.”
Additionally on the cardboard, Catterall will field an opponent to be confirmed.
He was on account of rematch Josh Taylor on March 4 following his controversial defeat to the super-lightweight world champion final 12 months.
Nevertheless the Scot has pulled out with a foot harm and so Catterall will keep energetic towards one other foe.
As well as, Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke will proceed his profession development and look to go 6-0 in a heavyweight conflict with Rydell Booker.
- Lawrence Okolie to defend WBO cruiserweight world title towards David Gentle on March 25, Jack Catterall set to return on undercard with Josh Taylor rematch on maintain
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