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McDonald's employee to pro fighter via the Olympics: Lawrence Okolie pens contract with Matchroom Boxing

Hackney talent targeting Cruiserweight domination

Lawrence Okolie has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing.

The 24 year old’s decision to turn over is the latest step in a remarkable rise, having been inspired by Anthony Joshua’s London 2012 Olympic gold medal win while he was working in McDonalds. 646 more words


Joshua vs Klitschko to break 80,000 Wembley record

April super fight now pushing for 90,000 capacity extension

The World Heavyweight unification blockbuster between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko has broken box office records with over 80,000 tickets sold for the April 29 super fight at Wembley Stadium. 182 more words


The Big Stories… Joshua - Molina Secret Is Finally Out

So boxing’s worst kept secret is officially out. Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF heavyweight belt against Eric Molina on December 10th at the Manchester Arena and provides us with a letdown that pretty much sums up boxing in 2016. 931 more words

Joshua returns in Manchester on November 26

Heavyweight king makes second defence of IBF crown

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF Heavyweight title at the Manchester Arena on Saturday November 26.

Joshua landed the strap with a brutal second round KO win over former champion Charles Martin at The O2 in London in April and defended it with a seventh round stoppage win over Dominic Breazeale at his Greenwich fortress in June. 170 more words


Derry Mathews takes superb 11-2-2 mark into Luke Campbell clash

I FULLY expect Luke Campbell to start as the bookmakers’ favourite ahead of his fascinating crossroads clash with Derry Mathews on October 15, but the Liverpool lightweight veteran, a recent world title challenger infused with dynamite power in both fists, is a major threat. 435 more words


Bellew defends WBC title against B.J Flores

Merseyside star hosts Californian in Liverpool on October 15

Tony Bellew will make his first defence of his WBC Cruiserweight title against B.J Flores at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday October 15. 608 more words


The heart of Matchroom Boxing - and 4 more unsung heroes

BOXING, like many industries is replete with unsung heroes, those tireless, resourceful grafters who beaver away behind the scenes, equally eschewing praise and limelight. So they’ll hate my attempt here to bring their value to a wider audience, but I’m going to do so anyway. 529 more words