Lawrence Okolie predicts STOPPAGE victory over Lukasz Rozanski 

RZESZOW, POLAND (May 23, 2024) – Lawrence Okolie and Lukasz Rozanski both made weight today ahead of their WBC World Bridgerweight Title clash on Friday, May 24th in Rzeszow, Poland, live on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland.

Former British, Commonwealth, European and World Cruiserweight Champion Okolie bids to become a two-weight world ruler as he takes on undefeated Pole Rozanksi in the champion’s backyard.

Rozanksi, who boasts a frightening knockout ratio with fourteen of his fifteen victories coming inside the distance, makes the first defence of the WBC Bridgerweight belt he claimed with a spectacular first-round stoppage win over the previously unbeaten Alen Babic in April last year.

WBC World Bridgerweight Championship:

Lukasz Rozanski: 101kg / 223lbs / 15st 12lbs 8oz

Lawrence Okolie: 101.4kg / 223.5lbs / 15st 13lbs 8oz

With the fighters weighed in, fans can look forward to world title action tomorrow live and exclusive on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 22:00 (BST) and Okolie is promising fireworks as he predicts a KO win over the champion Rozanski.

“The only thing that matters is tomorrow night,” said Okolie. “I’m going to be very composed and clinical. I’ve got several knockouts, and several early knockouts in my career and I’m going to get back to that. I win by stoppage. It’ll be a good counter shot or good work to the body.

“When you’re walking around at 118kg, cruiserweight isn’t happening. Even now I have to make bridgerweight, but it’s a lot nicer weight cut.

“You don’t get to 16 fights with 15 KOs without wanting it, so I think Rozanski is  going to come flying out and try to assert himself and it’s up to me to show him my pedigree, the level I’ve been at for a number of years and the fact that I’ve got great punch power myself – especially with the extra weight that I’ve put on and not having to drain myself to make the weight, I should put on a very explosive performance.”

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Watch Lukasz Rozanski vs Lawrence Okolie for the WBC World Bridgerweight Title live and exclusive on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 22:00 (BST).

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