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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard fights confirmed with Lawrence Okolie defending world title against Prasovic

, Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard fights confirmed with Lawrence Okolie defending world title against Prasovic

LAWRENCE OKOLIE will defend his WBO cruiserweight title against Dilan Prasovic on the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard on September 25.

The unbeaten 2016 Olympian, 28, faces fellow undefeated boxer Prasovic, 26, next month at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie will be fighting on Anthony Joshua’s undercard next month
Unbeaten boxer Okolie faces his mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Okolie will defend his strap for the first time since winning the vacant belt last time out against Krzysztof Glowacki in March.

And Callum Smith returns to action for the first time since losing his WBA super-middleweight title at the hands of Saul Alvarez in December.

The Liverpudlian makes his highly-anticipated return to the ring at light-heavyweight where he pits his wits against Dominican Republic’s Lenin Castillo.

Meanwhile Ricky Hatton’s son Campbell continues his apprenticeship in the professional ranks with a fight against Izan Dura.

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Lightweight Campbell, 20, has won all three of his fights so far, though he is yet to secure a knockout.

And welterweight Florian Marku competes for the IBF international title against Italy’s Maxim Prodan following his impressive KO win against Rylan Charlton.

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Commenting on the undercard, DAZN EVP Joseph Markowski said: “This is an action-packed card that will thrill boxing fans around the world.

“Callum Smith, Lawrence Okolie and Campbell Hatton are household names in their own right and are going to raise the roof at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before the remarkable main event.

“It’s set to be an incredible night of boxing on DAZN across 170+ countries and territories.”

, Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard fights confirmed with Lawrence Okolie defending world title against Prasovic

Sky Sports‘ Head of Boxing Development Adam Smith remarked: “We’ve followed Lawrence Okolie’s career since the start and he’ll be determined to light up North London with an explosive defence of his WBO cruiserweight belt.

“Callum Smith is on a collision course with new world title rivals, having joined the light-heavyweight division.

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“And Campbell Hatton continues his journey up the pro ranks with the help of Matthew and Ricky Hatton.”


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