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