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Lawrence Okolie: If you think you can beat me, come fight me!

Lawrence Okolie, the WBO cruiserweight champion, successfully defended his title against David Light in a unanimous decision victory on Saturday night at the AO Arena in Manchester. Okolie, who was out of the ring for over a year, showcased his dominant performance by winning with scorecards of 119-108, 117-110, and 116-112.

The fight was the first with his new trainer SugarHill Steward, who helped Okolie control the range with a pawing jab that prevented Light from landing any significant shots. Although the fight was not easy on the eyes due to a lot of holding and wrestling, Okolie showed his dominance by losing just one point in the eleventh for excessive holding.

Light showed his toughness by taking several big shots in the later rounds and surviving the storm when Okolie had him in trouble. Despite Okolie's dominance, he was impressed with Light's performance. After the fight, Okolie said, "David Light was extremely tough, but there’s no excuses, and we use it to get better."

Okolie is open to fighting anyone who thinks they can beat him, including potential unification bouts and domestic showdowns with Richard Riakporhe and Chris Billam-Smith, who are both fighting under the Boxxer banner on Sky Sports.

Okolie's return to the ring was also his first bout with his new promoter, Boxxer, who provides the bulk of boxing content for Sky, the prominent UK broadcaster. With this victory, Okolie has proven that his decision to switch from Matchroom to Boxxer was a wise one.

Overall, Okolie's victory against Light was an impressive performance, showcasing his dominant skills as a fighter. The win puts Okolie in a great position for his future fights, and we can expect to see him in several exciting matchups in the future.


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