Okolie vs Light Fight Date, Time, TV Channel, Tickets news

Okolie vs Light Fight Date, Time, TV Channel, Tickets

Okolie vs Light Tops Manchester Arena Bill As WBO Champion Makes BOXXER Debut

Britain’s Lawrence Okolie (18-0, 14 KOs) defends his WBO World Cruiserweight Championship against his undefeated mandatory challenger, New Zealand’s David Light (20-0, 12 KOs) this Saturday, March 25 at the 20,000-capacity AO Arena in Manchester, England, Live on Sky Sports.

Okolie captured British, Commonwealth and European titles within two and a half years of turning professional before a dominant display against Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki to win the WBO world title in March 2021.

The Brit has made two defences of his title since including a third-round KO of unheralded Dilan Prasovic and an unimpressive points win over popular Michal Cieslak at the O2 last February in his sole DAZN UK appearance.

Kiwi Light hadn’t had a single notable fight until his WBO title eliminator with American Brandon Glanton (17-0) on ProBoxTV last December. The 31-year-old scraped a controversial split decision win over Glanton after coming off the floor in the final round.

An 11-fight card which features highly-rated super middleweight prospect Callum Simpson, Olympians Frazer Clarke and Karriss Artingstall and more is scheduled to begin at 5 pm GMT (1 pm ET, 10 am PT) on the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel with the main card a few hours later at 7 pm GMT (3 pm ET, 12 pm PT) on Sky Sports Action.

Main Event Ring Walks will take place at approximately 10 pm GMT (6 pm ET, 3 pm PT). Stay tuned to NoSmokeSport for more details about the undercard, running order, and fight week updates as they happen. Tickets for the event, starting at £25, are still available.

Lawrence Okolie vs David Light – WBO World Cruiserweight Title – Sat March 25 – AO Arena, Manchester – Live On Sky Sports

By Darshan Desai

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