Who could Lawrence Okolie face if he becomes WBC Bridgerweight champion?

Former Cruiserweight World champion Lawrence Okolie steps up in weight to challenge Lukasz Rozanski for the WBC Bridgerweight title later in May. Here we look at potential next opponents if Okolie is successful.

Alen Babic

Babic (12-1) tried and failed to capture the WBC Bridgerweight title previously. He fought Lucsaz Rozanski losing via KO in the first round.

Babic has returned with a win at Heavyweight, but remains promoted by Boxxer, the same as Lawrence Okolie. With a World Heavyweight title shot a look way off, he may be tempted to step down and challenge at Bridgerweight.

Zhaoxin Zhang

Chinese Bridgerweight Zhang (12-2-1) holds the #7 ranking with the WBC and is coming off a big KO win over unbeaten Evgeny Romanov.

Zhang’s only loss came for the Cruiserweight World title and he actively competes at Bridgerweight, setting up a potential contest.

Ryad Merhy

Merhy (32-3) last competed in April where he went 10 rounds against Jared Anderson at Heavyweight, losing via Unanimous Decision.

The former World Cruiserweight champion is ranked #5 by the WBC and remains a viable opponent.

Adam Balski

Polish Adam Balski (19-2) is a viable opponent for either Okolie or Rozanski, with loses coming only against Mateusz Masternak and Alen Babic.

Balski is unbeaten in 3 and holds a #3 WBC ranking.

Andrew Tabiti

American Andrew Tabiti (21-1) could be a viable opponent if Boxxer hold a show Stateside. Tabiti has lost at IBF World title level and against Justis Huni at Heavyweight last year, but bounced back with a win in April.

Tabiti also holds the #2 WBC Bridgerweight ranking, just behind Lawrence Okolie.

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