Lawrence Okolie is set to defend his WBO cruiserweight title against mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic next weekend.
The unbeaten Brit claimed the belt by beating Krzysztof Glowacki with an incredible KO back in March.
Okolie will now return to the ring on the undercard to Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title clash against Oleksandr Usyk.
‘The Sauce’, who is managed by AJ’s 258 MGT, has won all 16 of his professional fights to date with 13 of them coming by the way of a knockout finish.
Montenegrin Prasovic is currently ranked third in the world in the cruiserweight division with a record of 15-0 and should prove a tough test for Okolie.
Okolie v Prasovic: Date and how to watch
This cruiserweight title fight will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, September 25.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the main event ring walks will be earlier than normal meaning this fight will likely get under way at around 9pm.
The fight will last 12-rounds and will be for the WBO cruiserweight title.
It will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office. Their pay-per-view coverage will start from 6pm and will cost £24.95.
Okolie v Prasovic: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua (c) vs Oleksandr Usyk – For WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie v Dilan Prasovic – for WBO cruiserweight title
- Callum Smith v Lenin Castillo
- Campbell Hatton v Izan Dura
- Florian Marku vs Maxim Prodan -For IBF International title
- Christopher Ousley v Khasan Baysangurov – For vacant WBA Inter-Continental title
Okolie v Prasovic: What’s been said?
Speaking to Matchroom Boxing, Okolie said: “What I don’t want is to have been a world champion. And a has been at 28/29. I can’t have that!
“It’s a pressure to maintain as opposed to get.
“Obviously you hope not to have it in relationships, but it’s like getting a partner and it’s the partner you always wanted and he or she’s so amazing.
“But everyone wants her and she’s up for grabs. She’s up for grabs if you’re not ready to give her what she needs and what my World Title needs is my dedication, my belief, my sacrifice.”